Hobbling Mobster Nabbed In Italy


Hobbling mobster nabbed in Italy

ROME, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21th july, 2016) - Italian police slapped cuffs on a fugitive Thursday after a high-speed chase turned into a hobble when the mobster broke his ankle. Giuseppe Alvaro, 33, a member of the powerful 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate in southern Italy, was surprised by police as he hid in an olive oil mill near Monterosso Calabro in the Calabria region. Alvaro, who had been on the run since 2007 and was wanted for money laundering and possessing illegal arms, gashed his leg throwing himself out of a window and broke his ankle on landing, police said in a statement.

He was easily apprehended, clapped in irons, and taken to hospital for his injuries. Alvaro had taken over command of a 'Ndrangheta clan following the arrest of his father, a known criminal boss, in 2005, and his orders were followed to the letter by his footsoldiers, police said. Italy's Interior Minister Angelo Alfano congratulated officers on a successful sting on the acting head of "one of the 'Ndrangheta's most powerful clans".