Fugitive Italian mafia leader arrested

May 4th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS  

Lisbon, May 4 (IANS/AKI) An Italian gangster and convicted murderer, who was on the run after evading a 30-year sentence, has been arrested in Portugal.

Giovanni Capone Perna was on the run for seven months. He was a member of the powerful Camorra mafia from Naples, and was wanted for the 2003 killing of mafia boss Francesco Esposito.

Perna was arrested in Holivera do Hospital town in central Portugal.

The Camorra, together with Sicily’s Cosa Nostra and the Calabria region’s ‘Ndrangheta, is one of Italy’s top three crime networks.

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