Spanish police snatch Sicilian mafia fugitive

20th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Spanish police said Wednesday they had arrested Sicilian mafia fugitive Claudio Adriano Giusto after 13 years on the run for murder and robbery.

Giusto, who had been sentenced to 28 years in Italy for shooting dead a man in 1998, was arrested in the northeastern Spanish town of Alcarras by police working with their Italian colleagues and Interpol.

"After a search of more than 13 years he was arrested in the Lerida town of Alcarras with a false Venezuelan nationality as he was heading to work," the police said in a statement.

The 43-year-old fugitive, believed to be a member of the Sicilian mafia group Messina Denaro Matteo, was accused of killing a man in March 1998 and robbing his wallet.

© 2011 AFP

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