VIDEO: Police arrest powerful organised crime boss in Italy

Italian police have arrested the fugitive boss of a powerful 'Ndrangheta clan who ran illegal operations from the southern Calabria region north to Lombardy.

Police video shows an unarmed Marcello Pesce being taken into custody before dawn on Thursday in the bedroom of a home where he had been in hiding in the clan's stronghold of Rosarno.

Police also arrested a father and son staying in the same home.

Pesce escaped capture by police in April 2010, and was later convicted in absentia of Mafia association charges and sentenced to 16 years and eight months.

He is considered one of the most powerful bosses of the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta organised crime syndicate.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said the arrest "confirms our daily commitment in the fight against organised crime".


More in this Section

Man arrested after attack on 96-year-old D-Day veteran

Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in

Church of Sweden backing gender-neutral language when describing God

Does dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical, also make us smart?


Lifestyle

Having fled the Nazis, Elizabeth Friedlander created her own typeface before moving to Kinsale

On the double: Jennifer Zamparelli and balancing a hectic life and baby number two

Trim back for the festivities with these Christmas fitness tips

The 40-year-old charity that ensures no-one dies alone and poor

More From The Irish Examiner