Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Mafia boss captured on video making escape

Marco Raduano, 40, from the Badu’e Carros top security prison in Sardinia went unnoticed for two hours because no one was watching security footage. Cameras captured the tracksuit-clad  boss of the Sacra Corona Unita Mafia clan in southern Italy scaling down a stone wall using a rope of bedsheets before jumping to the grass below and running off. Budget cuts meant only 50 guards were tasked with watching 180 prisoners, many of whom are some of Italy’s most notorious mafiosi and hitmen. The mob boss was reportedly a model prisoner who used his job on an upper-floor library to study the schedules of guards who patrolled the facility, and timed his escape accordingly.
Raduano was arrested in 2018 and jailed for 18 years for cocaine trafficking. Additionally, he was facing murder charges. The crime lord presides over a notoriously violent criminal clan that’s known for shattering its victims’ skulls with shotgun blasts to deprive families of open-casket funerals.

The Sacra Corona Unita consists of about 50 clans with 2,000 members and specializes in extortion, smuggling cigarettes, drugs, and people. The Sacra Corona Unita collects payoffs from other criminal groups for landing rights on the coast of Italy.