Italian police catch two top mafia fugitives

Italian police confirmed the arrest of two leading mafia figures on Sunday, one of whom was listed among the country's 30 most dangerous fugitives.

Italian police catch two top mafia fugitives

Italian police confirmed the arrest of two leading mafia figures on Sunday, one of whom was listed among the country's 30 most dangerous fugitives.

Franco Li Bergolis, 32, a chief in the mafia of the southern Italian region of Puglia, was caught by Italian police in his home town Monte Sant' Angelo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

"Now there are only three of the 30 most dangerous missing," said Interior Minister Roberto Maroni in the statement.

Li Bergolis was convicted in absentia in March 2009 for homicide and drug trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Italian police also confirmed the arrest of Roberto Cima, 52, in France on Sunday. Cima was a leading figure in the 'Ndrangheta, the powerful Calabrian mafia.

He was wanted since his conviction by a Milan tribunal for a 1989 homicide and was listed among the country's 100 most dangerous fugitives.
 

Reuters

Last Mod: 27 Eylül 2010, 12:22
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