Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018

Brother of jailed Casalesi boss Michele Zagaria arrested


Caserta, November 20 - Italian police on Tuesday
arrested the brother of jailed Casalesi clan boss Michele
Zagaria, Antonio, in an operation where nine arrest warrants
were issued against the Camorra Naples mafia clan whose criminal
empire was exposed by writer Roberto Saviano.
Police said those arrested were top figures in the Casalesi
clan, led by Zagaria until his arrest last December after more
than 16 years on the run.
Antonio Zagaria, believed to be his brother's lieutenant,
was taken into custody in a street of the Zagarias' home town of
Casapesenna near Caserta so he could not try to dodge arrest in
a warren of tunnels and bunkers built by his brother, police
The arrested are accused of extorting money from a local
The operation, dubbed Thunderball 2, also brought to light a
2000 episode in which Casalesi associate Francesco Capaldo, 83,
stole three billion lire (about 1.5 million euros) from the
Italian Post Office.
Writer and anti-mafia campaigner Saviano has been in
round-the-clock police protection since his 2006 book Gomorrah
brought down death threats from the Casalesi.
Gomorrah was turned into a 2008 film that won second prize
at the Cannes Film Festival.

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