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03rd Mar 2019

Mafia ‘super fugitive’ Marco Di Lauro arrested after 14 years on the run

Alan Loughnane

Marco Di Lauro

He is wanted for a variety of offences.

An Italian mafia “super fugitive”, Marco Di Lauro, has been arrested in Naples after over 14 years on the run.

Dubbed as Italy’s second most dangerous man, Di Lauro was detained at a modest apartment where he lived with his wife in Naples, police said.

Marco Di Lauro is the fourth son of Paolo Di Lauro, the former boss of a clan of the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia and has been on the run since 2004.

The 38-year-old was wanted over offences including murder, drug trafficking, arson, armed robbery, racketeering and extortion, according to Europol.

“He is wanted as an instigator of murders and other serious offences linked to that mafia association,” a Europol statement said.

Local media reported Di Lauro was sitting with his two cats and eating pasta when police arrested him in an operation involving around 150 officers.

Police allowed Di Lauro to change his clothes and freshen up before taking him away.

Writing on Twitter, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte thanked police “for the capture of the super fugitive” which he said was “another blow to organised crime”.

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