Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ arrested in Madrid with £5,000 in cash and six mobile phones, two years after being accidentally released from prison
MADRID (AP) — Spanish and Italian police have announced the arrest of a fugitive Italian man identified as a leader of what is believed to be one of the world’s wealthiest criminal organizations.
Italy’s Carabinieri identified the man arrested in Madrid as Domenico Paviglianiti, a leader of the Calabrian-based ’ndrangheta crime syndicate. Spain’s National Police said in a statement Thursday that the 60-year-old was arrested in a joint operation with the Carabinieri.
Police believe Paviglianiti is the head of a ’ndrangheta clan named for him that operates around the world. Investigators say it has branched out into the rest of Europe, Australia, North and South America and Africa.