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Italian police nab mobster from clan tied to German massacre

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ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have nabbed a fugitive kingpin cocaine dealer who hails from a feuding crime clan involved in the 2007 trattoria massacre in Germany.

Carabinieri paramilitary police on Friday said they arrested Francesco Strangio a day earlier in a hideout in the town of Rose, in Calabria, the regional power base of the 'ndrangheta crime syndicate.

Strangio had been on the run since a January 2018 conviction, carrying a 14-year prison term, for international drug trafficking.

Authorities say he arranged huge cocaine shipments from South America to German and Belgian ports.

A Strangio clan leader was convicted of the Duisburg restaurant slayings, which left six dead as part of a feud that began on Christmas 2005, when the wife of an alleged mobster was accidentally slain in Calabria.

Italian police nab mobster from clan tied to German massacre
Italian police nab mobster from clan tied to German massacre