Most-wanted ‘Ndrangheta fugitive arrested in Spain

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(ANSA) – ROME, MAR 12 – A member of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta
who had been on the run since 2018 and was on the list of
Italy’s most dangerous fugitives was arrested in Barcelona on
Friday.
    Giuseppe Romeo, a key player in the Calabrian Mob’s domination
of the European cocaine trade, has been sentenced to 20 years in
jail on mafia and drug trafficking charges.
    Romeo, 35, from the ‘Ndrangheta fief of San Luca, was arrested
by the Guardia Civil with the help of Italian prosecutors.
    Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said the arrest “rewards the
work and the great determination of state police investigators,
coordinated by the anti-mafia directorate of Reggio Calabria”.
    She said it was a “hard blow” to ‘Ndrangheta’s narcotics
trafficking activities.
    She said the Italian police had shown “dedication,
professionalism and great ability to cooperate with authorities
in other countries”.
    ‘Ndrangheta is Italy’s richest and most powerful mafia,
outstripping Sicily’s Cosa Nostra and the Camorra in Naples.
    (ANSA).
   

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