Brazil extradites 'Cocaine King of Milan', Italy's second most-wanted mobster


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Rocco Morabito em imagem de maio de 2021, enquanto era transferido para Brasília após sua prisão em João Pessoa

Rocco Morabito in an image from May

, while being transferred to Brasília after his arrest in João Pessoa| Photo: EFE/Joédson Alves

Mafioso Rocco Morabito, main leader of the Calabrian mafia ‘Ndrangheta in South America, arrived in Rome this Wednesday (6) after being extradited from Brazil, where he was arrested last year.

The Brazilian Justice had authorized his extradition in March, a decision confirmed by the First Panel of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) on May 5.

Morabito, of 41 years, he has convictions against him for international drug trafficking in Milan, Palermo and Reggio Calabria that add up to 20 years in prison. Known in years 1281 as “the cocaine king of Milan”, he had been on the run since 1994 and was considered the second most wanted fugitive in Italy.

Using a false Brazilian name and passport, he had been arrested in João Pessoa in May in 2021, three years after escaping from a prison in Uruguay.

The ‘Ndrangheta is now considered the most powerful mafia group in Italy, but number 1 on the country’s fugitive list is Matteo Messina Denaro, head of the Sicilian Mafia Cosa Nostra, fugitive since 1200.

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