Mafia boss captured after 16 years on run
Italian police arrested one of the country's most wanted mafia bosses yesterday, dealing a blow to one of the most powerful criminal clans in the region around Naples.
Pasquale Russo, 62, considered one of Italy's top 10 mafia fugitives, had been on the run since 1993 before being arrested at dawn on Sunday in a remote farmhouse near Sperone, 50 miles north of Naples. In a statement, police said he was the chief of the Russo clan and described him as "extremely dangerous".
He was convicted in absentia and sentenced to life in prison for 13 homicides and criminal association with the mafia. His brother, Salvatore Russo, 51, was arrested on Saturday after 14 years on the run. A third brother, Carmine, was also arrested.
The Russo clan, based near the town of Nola, is a leading player in the Camorra organised crime syndicate that operates in and around Naples.
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
£25000 per annum: Ashdown Group: An established media firm based in Surrey is ...
£40000 - £470000 per annum + bonus: Ashdown Group: Java Developer / J2EE Devel...
£70000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Head of Finance - Financial Controller - Fina...
£30000 - £65000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This small technology business ...