Last year he managed to escape from a high-security prison with the help of tied bed sheets, but now Italian mafia boss Marco Raduano has been caught again. Just as he was enjoying a romantic dinner.
Raduano, 40, boss of the Gargano mafia and named by Europol as one of the ten most dangerous fugitives, was a guest at a luxurious restaurant in Bastia, on the French island of Corsica, on Thursday. He was enjoying a romantic dinner with a female companion when he was suddenly surrounded by members of the same police unit that arrested mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, who had been on the run for thirty years, early last year.
Raduano’s right-hand man, Gianluigi Troiano, was also captured. The criminal who escaped house arrest in 2021 was handcuffed in Granada, Spain on Thursday when he picked up a package at a postal point.
Raduano made world news last year because he escaped from a maximum security prison. Surveillance camera footage showed him climbing out of a prison window in 16 seconds using knotted bed sheets, jumping down and then running away without the guards noticing. His escape led to an internal investigation at the prison.
The mafia boss was serving a 24-year prison sentence for drug trafficking. After his escape, he was again sentenced in absentia to life in prison for inciting the murder of gangster Omar Trott in 2017.