Handout photo of Francesco Pastoia arrested in an anti-mafia operation in Palermo.
A handout photo, released by Italian police, of Francesco Pastoia, arrested in an anti-Mafia operation in Palermo, Sicily, January 25, 2005. Police have arrested 46 suspected members of the Mafia in a major operation against criminals believed to have helped protect top Cosa Nostra boss Bernardo Provenzano, on the run for four decades. The operation, carried out in various parts of Sicily, involved more than 1,000 police and was timed "to prevent the escape of some of the most dangerous Mafia killers," a police statement said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Handout MR/acm