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Top Italian organized crime fugitive wanted for drug trafficking arrested in Mexico

March 10, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Top Italian organized crime fugitive wanted for drug trafficking arrested in Mexico

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EFE–A reputed high-ranking member of a powerful Italian Mafia clan who was convicted of drug trafficking was arrested in the northern state of Tamaulipas, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office said Friday.

Giulio Perrone, 64, one of Italy’s most wanted gangsters was detained in Ciudad Madero by Mexico’s Criminal Investigation Agency thanks to cooperation with Italian authorities, the AG Office said in a statement.

Perrone illegally entered Mexico and was found in possession of two photo identification under different names.

According to the statement, the fugitive is a reputed high-ranking member of the Camorra, an organized criminal organization based in Naples, and has been on Italy’s Ten Most Wanted list for over a decade.

Perrone was convicted and sentenced in Italy to nearly 21 years in prison, the AG Office said.

The PGR said Perrone was turned over to Italian authorities.

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