Colombia nabs Italian mob ties suspect

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07:27 AM February 24th, 2013

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February 24th, 2013 07:27 AM

BOGOTA—Colombian authorities have nabbed Tommaso Iacomino, reputedly a fugitive Camorra clan leader wanted for extradition to Italy, police said Saturday.

“He was sending cocaine from Colombia, hidden in shipments of fruit, to Italy for distribution across Europe,” said police General Jose Leon Riano.

Iacomino, alias Salvatore Cafareillo, allegedly has been directing a cocaine export ring from Bogota in recent years. It was shipping cocaine to Europe from several ports on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, authorities said.

Colombia is the world’s top producer of cocaine, with Peru following closely behind, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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