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Police arrest top Camorra boss Riccio

On list of '100 most dangerous fugitives'

04 February, 12:24
Police arrest top Camorra boss Riccio (ANSA) - Rome, February 4 - Police on Tuesday arrested a fugitive Camorra mafia boss implicated in a violent 2012 Naples turf war.

Mario Riccio, known as 'Mariano', was arrested in a villa on the outskirts of Naples in the company of his wife and baby daughter.

He is the alleged head of the Amato-Pagano clan and a relative of Cesare Pagano, the historic boss of the turbulent Scampia neighbourhood in northern Naples. He had been on the run since 2011 and was on the Italian Interior Ministry's list of the 100 most dangerous fugitives still in circulation.

He has been sentenced to 16 years in jail for mafia association and drug trafficking and is believed to have played an important role in the revival of hostilities between two rival Camorra gangs in Scampia in late summer 2012.