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Senior Camorra mafia boss arrested in bunker

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Latest update : 2011-12-07

Italian police arrested the most senior boss of the Camorra mafia still at large on Wednesday, ending his 16 years on the run. The 53-year-old, who has been sentenced to multiple life terms in prison, was discovered in a secret bunker in Naples.

AP – Police have captured one of Italy’s most-wanted fugitive mobsters as they made another strategic strike against one of the countries bloodiest mafia clans.

Michele Zagaria, who had been on the run since 1995, was found in an underground bunker in his hometown of Casapesenna, in the province of Caserta, the headquarters of the Casalesi clan of the Neapolitan Camorra.

Anti-mafia prosecutor Piero Grasso said it was likely Zagaria had spent his years as a fugitive near home since mob bosses “can only exercise their power if they’re in an environment that protects them.”

Investigators contend the Casalesi family runs a lucrative illegal business in transporting and disposing of toxic waste. Police have seized about €2 billion ($2.7 billion) in Casalesi assets recently.
 

Date created : 2011-12-07

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