A suspected Mafioso who has spent 16 years at the run has been arrested in St Etienne in central jap France, Interpol has introduced.
Edgardo Greco, 63, an alleged member of the Calabrian mafia – the ‘Ndrangheta – was once arrested on Thursday morning.
He was once sentenced to existence imprisonment for two murders dedicated in January 1991 and an tried homicide in July 1991.
Greco was once arrested via the French police with data equipped via the Italian carabinieri, shared between the 2 spouse international locations because of the I-Can undertaking (Interpol cooperation towards the ‘Ndrangheta).
The Italian Minister of the Interior, Matteo Piantedosi, mentioned he was once very glad with the vital joint operation.
“The activity of law enforcement is unceasing, silently involved day after day, in Italy and abroad, in a continuous work to safeguard the safety of citizens,” he mentioned on Twitter. “The strong action of the State against all forms of organized crime” will proceed “with determination”.
Edgardo Greco was once running as a pizza maker in a pizzeria in Saint-Etienne, underneath the identify Paolo Dimitri – the identification of a legal from Puglia, consistent with Italian information company AGI.
He was once allegedly a member of the Perna-Pranno extended family, which was once an important within the town of Cosenza, the place he lived.
“He is considered jointly responsible for the ambush of January 5, 1991 which cost the lives of brothers Stefano and Giuseppe B. who wanted greater autonomy and consideration among the clans of Cosenza”, a press unencumber from the Italian Carabinieri mentioned.
The sufferers have been killed “with iron bars in a fish warehouse (…) and their bodies disappeared and were never found”, the Carabinieri statment mentioned.