Police in Italy have dealt yet another severe blow to organised crime in Naples.
Earlier today, the authorities moved to arrest one of the country’s most wanted Camorra ‘superbosses’, Pasquale Russo, the alleged head of the Russo clan. He was picked up after 16 years on the run from muder charges at a farm in Sperone along with his younger brother Carmine. Colonel Mario Cinque from Napels said: “Without its bosses, the crime clan that was one of the most active in the area can no longer operate. We will continue to make arrests and monitor this area and see where our investigations lead.” It follows yesterday’s arrest of a third Russo brother, Salvatore. Police raided a farmhouse near Mount Vesuvius and found the 51-year-old fugitive, sentenced to life in prison for murder and links to organised crime, holed up and heavily-armed. Italian security forces claim the Russo clan has total control of illegal activity in some 40 towns and villages in and around Naples. In March last year, hundreds of millions of euros worth of Russo assets were seized by the Italian authorities, including real estate, retail outlets, luxury cars and Swiss bank accounts.