Italian Mob Suspect Busted Posing As Pizza-Maker After 16 Years On The Run

PARIS (AP) — Police in southeastern France have arrested a convicted assassin linked to Italy’s strongest organized crime group, the ’ndrangheta, who was on the run for 16 years, Interpol and Italian police stated on Thursday.

Italy’s ANSA information company reported the 63-year-old had been working for the previous three years as a pizza-maker in Saint Etienne, the place he’d lived since 2014.

An Interpol assertion stated French police, with assist from Italian colleagues, arrested Edgardo Greco in Saint-Etienne. He was needed for 2 murders in 2006 and accused of tried homicide in one other case.

Italian authorities stated the 2 folks killed in 2006 had been brothers who had been overwhelmed to dying with a metallic bar in a fish store in Calabria.

Interpol, the worldwide police group primarily based in Lyon, France, stated the killings had been “a part of a ‘mafia warfare’ … that marked the early Nineties” in Italy.

Investigations by Italian prosecutors in Catanzaro and police in Cosenza — each in southern Italy — led to the arrest, the Interpol assertion stated.

“Irrespective of how onerous fugitives attempt to slip right into a quiet life overseas, they can not evade justice without end,” Interpol chief Jurgen Inventory was quoted as saying within the assertion.

The ‘ndrangheta, primarily based within the ‘toe’ of the Italian peninsula, is likely one of the world’s strongest cocaine traffickers and is seen as the most important menace amongst organized crime syndicates. Lately, ’ndrangheta mobsters have been arrested round Europe and even in Brazil.