Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mobster Rocco Morabito breaks out of jail

Rocco Morabito, a mobster belonging to the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta, escaped from Montevideo central prison in Uruguay. Morabito, 53, was awaiting extradition to Italy after being arrested in a Montevideo hotel in 2017. He had been a fugitive from Italian justice for 23 years. In March a court approved his extradition.

Morabito, who has been sentenced in absentia to 30 years in jail in Italy, was in the prison's infirmary with three accomplices. They escaped through a tunnel they dug into the roof of the building, from which they let themselves down on ropes into an adjacent farm.