Italian top fugitive mafia boss held
Francesco Matrone was on the Italian Interior Ministry`s list of nine most-dangerous fugitives after escaping custody in 2004.
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.