BUENOS AIRES: ArgentinaFederal police in Buenos Aires have arrested a prominent Italian mobster on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, the security agency said in a statement Monday, ending a years-long manhunt.
Carmine Alfonso Maioranoa 68-year-old Italian mafia leader ‘Ndrangheta, was captured last Wednesday in the city of Guernica in the province of Buenos Aires, the statement said.
Maiorano, of Italian origin, has been accused by international authorities of carrying out drug and arms trafficking operations between Latin America and Europe.
The International Criminal Police Organization, commonly known as Interpol, considers ‘Ndrangheta to be “one of the largest and most powerful criminal organizations in the world”.
An international arrest warrant was issued for Maiorano in 2015 and Interpol launched an effort in 2020 to coordinate international efforts to eliminate the criminal group.
The ‘Ndrangheta mafia established themselves in Argentina several years ago, according to the police statement, operating in tandem with their Albanian counterparts in Europe.
The detainee was placed at the disposal of the Argentine Federal Criminal and Correctional Court.

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