The Naples Mafia has dramatically increased the number of children it uses as drug-dealers in the past two years, a senior member of parliament said Saturday.

The link between juvenile delinquency and organized crime in the sprawling port city was becoming "systematic and permanent," said Maurizio Calvi, vice president of the anti-Mafia parliamentary commission.Calvi, who headed a working visit of deputies to Naples, told a news conference the number of children drafted included a growing number of those under the age of 14.