Brother of Casalesi kingpin arrested near Naples
Giuseppe Iovine 'was trying to rebuild' anti-Saviano clan06 July, 12:21
Giuseppe Iovine, 50, had been trying to rebuild his brother's notorious Casalesi clan since his brother's arrest after 14 years on the run in late 2010, police said.
Giuseppe, who is accused of a range of mafia crimes including extortion, was caught in his home in a town north of Naples, police said.
Antonio, 48, was caught on November 17, 2010 in Casal di Principe, the town north of Naples that spawned the Casalesi, whose criminal empire was exposed by writer Roberto Saviano.
Antonio Iovine's arrest left Michele Zagaria, 54, as the only top Casalesi boss not in custody - until police caught up with him in December 2011.
Antonio Iovine, like Zagaria, was on Italy's 30 most wanted list along with other superbosses like Cosa Nostra chief Matteo Messina Denaro.
Over the last four years Italian police have carried out a string of successful operations against the Camorra, Cosa Nostra and the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta.
Saviano is under round-the-clock police protection because of death threats from the Casalesi after his 2006 bestseller 'Gomorra' (Gomorrah), a pun on 'Camorra', which was later turned into an award-winning film.