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Italian organized crime suspect arrested in northern Greece

Italian organized crime suspect arrested in northern Greece

An fugitive wanted in connection with his alleged links to Italy's Camorra organized crime syndicate has been apprehended in northern Greece on a European arrest warrant, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Friday.

The unnamed 56-year-old Italian national is wanted for crimes, including money laundering, allegedly committed in 2002 and 2003 for the Naples-based, Mafia-style organization.

The suspect has reportedly been living in Greece for the past few years with his wife, who runs a small manufacturing firm. He was arrested in the area of Pefki by local police working in cooperation with European authorities and is to face a prosecutor on Friday, before being extradited to Italy to face trial.