Wan­ted Ita­li­an ma­fia boss found hi­ding in cup­board

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

ITALY - So­me in­fa­mous cri­mi­nals hi­de from the law in din­gy un­der­ground tun­nels. Others opt for se­cret ho­les in kit­chen cup­boards. Ita­li­an ma­fia boss An­to­nio Pel­le was ar­re­sted at his ho­me in Reg­gio Ca­la­bria in sou­t­hern Italy Wed­nes­day, af­ter being found in a ho­le cut in­to the walls of his house, Ita­li­an Sta­te Po­li­ce said in a sta­te­ment. A vi­deo re­lea­sed by Ita­li­an po­li­ce shows An­to­nio Pel­le emer­ging from be­hind a kit­chen cup­board and scow­ling at po­li­ce. The vi­deo zooms be­hind Pel­le to re­ve­al a hi­d­den room with a small mat­tress and pil­low, toi­let pa­per and a por­ta­ble fan. Ac­cor­ding to Ita­li­an news agency ANSA, Pel­le, al­so known as “Mam­ma,” ma­de an es­ca­pe from a hos­pi­tal bed af­ter being ar­re­sted in 2011 and was li­sted among Italy’s 10 most dange­rous fu­gi­ti­ves. ANSA says Pel­le was known as a boss in the ‘Ndranghe­ta ma­fia in 2014. Ita­li­an of­fi­ci­als said the group is lin­ked to drug traf­fic­king in South and Cen­tral Ame­ri­ca, Ca­na­da and the Uni­ted Sta­tes. In 2007, a feud within Pel­le’s clan led to the exe­cu­ti­on-sty­le kil­ling of six men in the Ger­man ci­ty of Duis­burg. Ac­cor­ding to the FBI, the ‘Ndranghe­ta -- for­med in the 1860s -- is in­vol­ved in kid­nap­pings, cor­rup­ti­on, drug traf­fic­king, gam­bling and mur­ders. Pel­le has been on the run sin­ce 2011. He could ser­ve up to 20 ye­ars in pri­son for drug traf­fic­king and for being as­so­ci­a­ted with a ma­fia group.


Kim Kar­das­hi­an and her bo­dy­guard, Pas­cal Du­vier.

(Pho­to: e-press)

Ita­li­an ma­fia boss An­to­nio Pel­le emer­ges from his cup­board hi­deout.(Pho­to: CNN.COM)

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