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Italian police arrest two mafia bosses hiding in luxury bunker

By Ann Marie Awad   |   Jan. 30, 2016 at 9:23 PM

ROME, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Italian state police captured two of Italy's most wanted fugitives, found hiding in a remote bunker outfitted with an arsenal.

Giuseppe Ferraro and Giuseppe Crea's hideout was discovered in the province of Reggio Calabria. The two were top bosses with the Calabria-based 'Ndrangheta mafia.

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Ferraro had been at large since 1998, when he was sentenced to life for mafia association and homicide for his involvement in a feud among mafia families that resulted in at least 20 deaths. Crea had been on the run since 2006, when he was sentenced to 22 years in prison for mafia association.

Police did not say how many weapons were seized in the raid, but did share video of the inside of the bunker.

"Today is another wonder day for everyone and for the country because justice has won once again," Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said in a statement.

ANSA reported the bunker was "luxuriously outfitted."

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