UAE arrests two of Italy’s most wanted criminals

Dubai authorities on Wednesday confirmed they have arrested one of Italy’s most wanted international drug barons and his right-hand man, after years on the run.

Raffaele Imperiale, considered to be one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives, was a top operative from the Naples organized crime world.

In 2016 he was believed to have fled to the emirate.

A statement on Wednesday said Dubai police had arrested Imperiale. It also arrested his right-hand man Raffaele Mauriello, who is responsible for plotting and executing murders and assassinations using unlicensed firearms, the statement added.

Dubai police said Imperiale had been living under a false identity in the of name Antonio Rocco, and had used multiple cars to conceal his movements.


Al Arabiya

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