'Dangerous' Naples crime boss is captured after 7 years as fugitive

December 15, 2007 15:44


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A fugitive described as possibly Naples' most dangerous crime boss has been captured on the outskirts of that southern city, authorities said Saturday. Police had been following the trail of Edoardo Contini for more than a year, the Interior Ministry said. Investigators believe Contini used alliances with other bosses to keep directing extortion rackets and drug trafficking for the Camorra, Naples' crime syndicate organization, while on the run since 2000. "Contini had become perhaps the most dangerous boss in Naples," said a statement from Interior Minister Giuliano Amato and Deputy Minister Marco Minniti. The city has been traumatized by several bloody clan feuds.

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