Madrid, Aug 05: Italian and Spanish police have arrested Domenico Paviglianiti, the former “boss of the bosses” of the ‘ndrangheta mafia, in Madrid, Italian information company ANSA reported on Thursday.
Spanish police shared a video of the Tuesday arrest of the “head of the Calabrian ‘ndrangheta.” The 60-year-old is “thought of some of the wished fugitives in Italy,” the tweet added.
They additionally discovered false Portuguese documentation, six cell phones and virtually €6,000 ($7,100) in money throughout a search of his residence.
🔸Documentación portuguesa falsa
🔸6 teléfonos móviles
🔸Casi 6.000€ en efectivo
— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 5, 2021
In and out of jail
He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the 80s, however his sentence was later lowered to 30 years. He was launched in October 2019 as a consequence of a mistake in his sentencing at which level he left Italy and fled to Spain.
After his launch “the now detained man drove round in an armoured automobile out of worry of being hit by a gang assault and his prison actions allegedly targeted on trafficking weapons and medicines,” an announcement from the Spanish inside ministry mentioned.
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A police investigation tracked down the fugitive via relations dwelling in Barcelona the place he had stayed for a number of months. He was then discovered in Madrid the place he had arrange his everlasting residence, and arrested, Spanish broadcaster Telemadrid reported.
The ‘ndrangheta mafia holds affect over the drug commerce in Italy and South America, in addition to being concerned in cash laundering, corruption and arms buying and selling. Experts estimate their income to be in the tens of billions yearly.