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Alleged Mafia boss arrested in pizza delivery sting

19 April 2016, 07:39

Milan - An alleged Mafia chief's appetite for pizza has cost him his freedom.

Police in Naples say they nabbed one of Italy's most-wanted crime bosses after sending an agent dressed as a pizza deliveryman to his door. The fugitive, Roberto Manganiello, was watching the Naples-Inter soccer match with his girlfriend when the operation took place this weekend in Caserta, near Naples.

Manganiello, 35, was unarmed and did not resist arrest. A fugitive since 2013, Manganiello was sought for two killings in 2004 that launched a clan feud. Police say he also ran a drug and extortion ring.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said the arrest was "the result of a high-level investigation" with co-ordination across several agencies.

- AP

Tags italy crime

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