Italian top fugitive mafia boss heldAugust 17th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) Italian police Friday arrested a most wanted boss of the Neapolitan mafia “Camorra”, ANSA news agency reported.
Francesco Matrone, who remained on the run for a double murder and other crimes, was on the interior ministry’s list of nine most-dangerous fugitives after escaping custody in 2004, Xinhua reported.
The 65-year-old was captured near the city of Salerno in Campania region, during an anti-mafia operation involving over 100 police officers and a helicopter.
According to a government report released earlier this week, during the last 12 months police have arrested more than 2,000 mafia members, and seized over about $5 billion of mafia assets across Italy.
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