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Italian police capture top Mafia boss

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Italian police capture top Mafia boss


Italian police say they have captured the chief of a Naples Mafia clan.

Michele Zagaria had been on the run for the last 16 years, and was sentenced to multiple life sentences in absentia.

The Casalesi clan has been heavily involved in drug trafficking and corruption in the construction industry, and is one of a number of groups within the Camorra criminal network which dominates the underworld in the Naples area.

The operation saw 170 police officers digging for many hours to reach a bunker where he was hiding, which was under a graveyard in his home town of Casapesenna near Naples.

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