Interpol and local police arrested in Uruguay alleged citizens of Russia suspected of helping the escape of a famous Italian drug Lord Rocco Morabito, said on Wednesday local portal Ecos.
According to preliminary data, only detained three foreigners – two Russians and an Italian, they are suspected of involvement in the escape Morabito from prison on 23 June. They were arrested early this morning in the pizzeria, which presumably possess. The Morabito was not found.
Thus a press-the Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Uruguay Vasilisa Fofanov said to RIA Novosti, which owns information about the detention of three Russians. “The Embassy has received notice of the alleged detention of three citizens of Russia, literally, 20 minutes ago by e-mail, we find out the situation. In this connection, they were detained, we still don’t know,” she said.
Morabito, the most wanted member of the Italian mafia organization, the ‘ Ndrangheta, who had been a fugitive for more than 20 years, was detained in Uruguay in 2017 and has since been waiting for the extradition to Italy. At the end of June he escaped.
Morabito wanted by Interpol since 1995 on charges of drug trafficking in especially large sizes. In 1992 and 1993 one of the leaders of the “Ndrangheta” were trying to smuggle to Italy more than a ton of cocaine. More than 13 years he lived in Uruguay fake passport of Brazil. The police managed to get on his trail, after Morabito inadvertently wrote a daughter in College, using his real name.
With the arrest of the “cocaine king” was confiscated pistol, 13 mobile phones and more than a dozen Bank cards.