The drug dealer is believed to be the leader of the “Carad Mafia” and was arrested “with another Italian fugitive” on Monday. After a “joint investigation between Brazil and Italy”, his identity has not been revealed.
According to the authorities, Rocco Morabito, the boss of the Italian mafia, has been at large since escaping from a Uruguayan prison in June 2019. He was arrested in the city of Joao Pessoa in northeastern Brazil on Monday, May 24.
Rocco Morabito is believed to be the owner of the’Ndrangheta (Calabrian Mafia)’ and was arrested “And another Italian fugitive”, Whose identity has not been revealed, please do the following: “Joint Investigation Between Brazil and Italy”The Brazilian Federal Police (PF) said in a statement. According to Agence France-Presse, he is one of Italy’s most wanted criminals.
“Since the 1990s, Rocco Morabito has had traces of organizing drug trafficking between Brazil and Europe”PF explained, and specified that a press conference will be held on Tuesday to introduce the operation in detail.
The Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the 54-year-old man. Rocco Morabito has been wanted by an Italian court since 1995. He was charged with illegal association and drug trafficking. He was sentenced in absentia to 28 years in prison and then 30 years in prison.
The Italian is considered one of the ten most wanted criminals in the world. After living in a different capacity in the resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay for 13 years, he was arrested in a hotel in Montevideo in 2017.
A Uruguayan judge approved his extradition to Italy in 2018, but in June 2019, he managed to escape the Montevideo Central Prison through the roof and has been on the run ever since.