Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cocaine kingpin Rocco Morabito to be extradited to Italy

Uruguay has agreed to extradite a notorious drug trader known as the "cocaine king of Milan" back to Italy. Rocco Morabito was arrested last year in the Uruguayan resort town of Punta del Este, where he had been living under a false identity for about a decade. The suspected head of the 'Ndrangheta crime gang has been one of Italy's most wanted fugitives since 1995. 'Ndrangheta gang controls about 80% of Europe's cocaine trade.
The Police say Morabito was behind the smuggling of hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Brazil to Italy. He was arrested last September while staying in a hotel in Uruguay's capital, Montevideo, where he had gone after having a fight with his wife. A search of his villa in Punta del Este uncovered a firearm, 13 mobile phones, and 150 passport-sized photos of Morabito in different guises.
Villa where Italian mafia fugitive Rocco Morabito lived near the resort town of Punta del Este