Sunday, April 24, 2011

Arrested Italian mafia boss

Italian police arrested on Saturday in Oria (Brindisi) to Francesco Campana, 38, considered the kingpin of the Sacra Corona Unita (SCU), the mafia of the southern region of Puglia (Apulia old), according to police headquarters of Brindisi. Bell, born in the town of Mesagne, was sentenced to nine years in prison for membership of Mafia association and drug trafficking and was in hiding.

The mafia controlled the Sacra Corona Unita after ceding the post historical bosses Giuseppe and Salvatore Rogoli Buccarella. The police chief of Brindisi, Vincezo Carella, told local media that the arrest of Bell is the "final blow" to the SCU, after Dec. 28 were arrested another 18 members of the Sacra Corona Unita, which maintains relations with mafia clans in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and controls drug smuggling in that area of southern Italy.

In addition to the Sacra Corona Unita in the southern Italian mafia operating the 'Ndrangheta, the Sicilian Cosa Nostra and the Neapolitan Camorra.

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