Italian fugitive arrested in San Pedro

Carlo Leone had been on the run for six years

LAST UPDATED: 10 Apr, 2015 @ 17:28
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Carlo Leone
CAUGHT: Leone detained by Guardia Civil officers yesterday

AN Italian mobster hiding out on the Costa del Sol has been busted by the Guardia Civil. 

Carlo Leone’s six-year run from police came to an end yesterday when Spanish police arrested him in San Pedro de Alcantara.

Detained on an European arrest warrant, Leone is wanted on a number of charges, mostly relating to international drug trafficking.

The 55-year-old was located in the Costa del Sol in February, as part of a joint investigation between Italian and Spanish authorities.

A member of Naples’ Elia clan, Leone was involved in trafficking drugs between South America, Spain and Italy.

And while criminal convictions hung over Leone in Italy, he continued to live a life of luxury on the Costa del Sol.

Inevitably it was his desire for the luxury life that helped police locate him to a bar-restaurant in San Pedro.

Leone was arrested while walking alone in the town and jailed by police, while authorities arrange his extradition to Italy.

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