Billed as an operation by police in the US and Sicily to prevent the latest attempt to reforge close ties between the Sicilian and US mafias. Article from the Guardian so may be more in the US Press shortly.
BBC article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7233477.stm
includes links to previous stories.
New York Times piece here; http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/nyregion/08mob.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
sees sweep as aimed at Gambino family. Different spin to British press. Sees Sicilan arrests as minor and considers Gambino family to have close ties to Sicilian Mafia. Gives an account of the activities that Mafia involved in and says Gambino family one of 5 Mafia families in New York