Italians detain trafficking boss
Italian police say Sudan has extradited a man suspected of being one of the masterminds of a migrantsmuggling network bringing people from sub-Saharan Africa via Libya to Europe. The extradition is the first time that a suspected trafficking boss has been detained in Italy. Police said yesterday that Medhane Yehdego Mered arrived in Italy overnight, culminating an international investigation that identified him last year as a principal suspect. Italian police say that the 35-year-old Eritrean was believed to be “one of the principal migrant trafficking bosses”.