BRAZILIAN POLICE ARREST FUGITIVE ITALLIAN MAFIA BOSS, ROCCO MORABITO IN THE NORTH-EASTERN CITY OF JOAO PESSOA.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on May 26, 2021
Brazilian Police have arrested fugitive Italian Mafia Boss, Rocco Morabito in the North-Eastern City of Joao Pessoa.
Known as the Cocaine King of Milan, the suspected head of the Ndrangheta Crime gang has been one of Italy’s most wanted fugitives since 1994.
Morabito was arrested in Uruguay in 2017, but escaped from jail two years later while awaiting extradition to Italy.
He has been sentenced to thirty years in absentia by an Italian Court.
The Brazilian Justice Ministry said in a statement that Marobito was arrested at a Hotel on Monday with two other foreigners, including another Italian were also arrested.
The Ministry said Morabito was considered the second most wanted criminal in Italy and accused of involvement with the Ndrangheta, considered one of the largest and most Powerful Criminal organizations in the world.