It was one other chapter in a real-life story with all the perfect marks of basic mafia motion pictures – akin to daring escapes and unique islands.
The Italian Police confirmed the arrest of high-profile fugitive Marco Raduano, head of a little-known organized crime syndicate in Foggia, within the southern Italian area of Puglia, generally known as the ‘Fourth Mafia’.
The 40-year-old mafia boss broke out of the high-security wing of Nuoro, in Sardinia, utilizing the time-honored methodology of knotted bedsheets to scale down the jail partitions.
His seize got here as a aid for the authorities, since his escape meant important embarrassment for the Italian Justice.
Raduano heads certainly one of Italy’s most violent mafias, and was arrested on Thursday night (1), as he was eating at a restaurant with a younger girl.
“Raduano, described as ‘harmful’ on Europol’s record of Europe’s most wished criminals, was detained in Bastia on the French island of Corsica.
He had escaped from a closely secured jail in Nuoro, Sardinia, in February 2023, utilizing sheets to scale down the partitions. The escape was captured on surveillance footage and shared extensively on social media. Within the video, Raduano will be seen dangling from the sheets earlier than leaping to the bottom and working away.”
Come fa un boss mafioso a evadere da un carcere di massima sicurezza? Calandosi con le lenzuola annodate dal muro di cinta. È successo a Nuoro con la fuga di Marco Raduano pic.twitter.com/XJOyWf1OGS
— Marco Fattorini (@MarcoFattorini) February 26, 2023
Raduano’s jail was not the one latest setback for the ‘Fourth Mafia’, since his right-hand man, Gianluigi Troiano, was additionally arrested close to Granada, in Spain.
Inside Minister Matteo Piantedosi described the actions as ‘one other main blow in opposition to organized crime’.
“[Raduano] had been serving a 24-year jail sentence for membership of a legal group, drug trafficking, holding unlawful weapons and different crimes, in response to Europol.
A supply near the matter in Corsica informed AFP that Raduano was arrested on Thursday night in Aleria, as he was eating in a restaurant with a younger girl.”
Sources inform he had been residing there frugally on false papers, and didn’t resist arrest.
“Europol stated he was ‘on the prime’ of his legal group, ‘with the function of promoter, organizer and ruthless killer of the group devoted to the perpetration of murders, drug trafficking and administration of the extortion racket’, it stated.”
The biggest (and legendary) Italian legal organizations are the rich ‘Ndrangheta from Calabria, the Naples-based Camorra and Sicily’s Cosa Nostra.
However the younger Fourth Mafia is at this time already thought of Italy’s most violent organized crime syndicate.
They depend on extortions, drug trafficking, armed robberies, in addition to automobile and livestock theft.