Cracking Down on al-Qaeda

One night in 1993 Stefano Dambruoso came home to find half a pig's head waiting for him. Packed in a yellow Christmas gift box, the traditional Mafia death threat was left in the lobby of the Italian prosecutor's apartment building in the Sicilian city of Agrigento. (The other half of the head was delivered the same day to the local chief of police.) But Dambruoso recalls the episode with a shrug; for those who join the ranks of Italy's anti-Mob crime fighters, a bloody swine at the door is just part of the price of admission. Now Dambruoso has new enemies....

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