Monday, September 4, 2017

Italian mob boss Rocco Morabito arrested after 23 years on the lam

The ‘Cocaine king of Milan’ Rocco Morabito, one of Italy’s most wanted mob bosses, has been arrested in Uruguay after 23 years on the run.

Rocco Morabito was considered the most wanted fugitive member of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta, Italy’s most powerful organized crime group and one of Europe’s biggest importers of South American cocaine.

Items seized by Uruguay police.
Morabito had been wanted since 1994 after he was busted trying to import almost a tonne of cocaine. An international arrest warrant was issued in 1995 with the aim of extraditing him to Italy, where he has been sentenced to 30 years in jail.

The arrest ticks off one member of the Italian interior ministry’s list of the country’s most-wanted organized criminals, on which Morabito had rubbed shoulders with the greatly feared Sicilian boss Matteo Messina Denaro.

 Matteo Messina Denaro