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Suspected Camorra boss arrested on Brazil

Suspected boss of Italy's Camorra crime syndicate arrested in Brazil

Suspected Camorra boss arrested on Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Police in Brazil say they have arrested a suspected boss of the Naples-based organized crime syndicate known as the Camorra after almost 30 years on the run.

A Federal Police statement says Pasquale Scotti was arrested Tuesday morning in the northeastern city of Recife, where he used false identification, tax payer and voter registration documents.

The statement said that Scotti has been charged with murder, extortion and the illegal possession of weapons in Italy, and it says the Italian government is expected to initiate extradition proceedings within the next few days.

The Italian Embassy said it would not have immediate comment on Scotti's arrest.

Updated : 2021-09-23 01:08 GMT+08:00