One of Italy’s most wanted mafiosos, dubbed the King of Cocaine, has finally been detained in Uruguay after 23 years on the run.
With Rocco Morabito (apparently masquerading as a Brazilian) was an Angolan woman in possession of a Portuguese passport.
Says Diário de Notícias, Morabito belongs to the Italian Ndrangheta ‘family’ – one of the largest drug trafficking rings shipping cocaine into Europe.
Morabito now faces 30 years in jail.
He eluded authorities in 1993, after being ‘caught’ trafficking a ton of cocaine into Italy.
It is not clear what has happened to his Portuguese-nationality wife.
DN suggests she too was arrested by Uruguay police working in collaboration with Italian counterparts, but there is no mention of any charges.