Italian top fugitive mafia boss held
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Last Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012, 23:03
Rome: Italian police on 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 USD 5 billion of mafia assets across Italy.


First Published: Friday, August 17, 2012, 23:03

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