Italian police catch fugitive mafia member

REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Italian police caught a fugitive member of the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta Mafia Friday.

Antonio Franze, 32, had been on the run since he was charged with international drug trafficking last month, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.


Police found Franze hiding in the home of an uncle in Gioia Tauro, Europe's second largest container port where 'Ndrangheta is known to be very active.

The Calabrian Mafia is Italy's most wealthy because of its domination of the European cocaine trade.

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