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.
The magicians using online collaboration to push boundaries
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Ethan Couch: Texas quadruple murderer – or a victim of ‘affluenza’?
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
- < Previous
- Next >
£25000 - £32000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Junior Business Analyst - Banking...
£21999 - £27001 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Do you have exten...
£25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Business Analy...
£42000 - £51000 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Are You Receiving...