A MAFIA "super fugitive" known as Italy's second most dangerous man has been arrested after 14 years on the run. Marco Di Lauro was eating pasta while relaxing with his wife and two cats when cops stormed his apartment in Naples on Saturday. The 38-year-old - one of Europe's most wanted men and fourth son of ex-Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro- was lifted following an operation involving around 150 officers, Agence France-Presse reported. He was wanted over offences including murder, drug trafficking, arson, armed robbery, racketeering and extortion, according to Europol. SUPER FUGITIVE The crime-fighting agency told Sky News that Di Lauro had joined a criminal organisation that clashed with other mafia groups in 2000, starting the reported “Secondigliano feud,” which resulted in several killings. Naples police chief Antonio De Lesu told reporters at a press conference that “unusual activity” had led police to the fugitive. Di Lauro was considered the second most … [Read more...] about Mafia ‘super fugitive’ arrested while eating pasta with his wife and two cats after 14 years on the run
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Mark Acklom is one of the most wanted fugitives in the UK. Photo: Avon and Somerset Police British conman Mark Acklom, who was arrested in Zurich last year over accusations he conned a woman out of her life savings, has arrived back in the UK after a Swiss court rejected his claims he should not be deported because of Brexit. Acklom, who faces charges related to 20 fraud offences, arrived in the UK on Friday evening, British media reported. His deportation came after the Swiss Federal Supreme court dismissed his claim that he should not be sent back to the UK because Brexit could mean that European human rights guarantees might cease to apply in the UK. The court was not impressed and ruled the human rights situation in the UK was not a barrier to deportation, Swiss tabloid Blick reported. Acklom was arrested in dramatic circumstances in the canton of Zurich last year after he jumped from a balcony at an apartment in Wädenswil to try and evade police. He is accused of … [Read more...] about Brit who posed as spy and Swiss banker to swindle lover deported to UK
ONE of Britain’s most wanted fugitives is now back in the country after being on the run for years. Mark Acklom, 46, was captured by Swiss cops in a dramatic raid in 2018 after being accused of swindling a woman out of her life savings. Acklom was flown back to Britain from Geneva and is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow facing 20 fraud charges. He is accused of 12 offences of converting or removing criminal property and eight of fraud by false representation. He was tracked down to a luxury apartment in Zurich in July last year. Acklom fought extradition back to the UK after his arrest. It had been thought he was living in Spain as his wife is Spanish and he had been learning the language. BACK IN BRITAIN Avon & Somerset Police began investigating him after divorcee Carolyn Woods, 61, alleged he posed as an MI6 agent and a Swiss banker during their year-long relationship. She claims he tricked her into lending him her £850,000 savings for … [Read more...] about Brit ‘conman’ Mark Acklom arrives back in Britain to face fraud trial after years on run in Europe
A fugitive gunman who opened fire on Christmas shoppers at a market in Strasbourg,eastern France, shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) during his killing spree, French officials said Wednesday as anti-terror police joined a giant manhunt. LATEST INFO: A fugitive gunman who opened fire on Christmas shoppers at a market in Strasbourg,eastern France, shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) during his killing spree, French officials said Wednesday as anti-terror police joined a giant manhunt. The attack took place Tuesday night around 8 pm (1900 GMT) in the heart of the medieval city as the market was closing, leaving two dead and 13 injured. Witnesses said the suspect, a 29-year-old Strasbourg native identified as Cherif C., cried "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire with a handgun and stabbed passers-by, France's anti-terror prosecutor Remy Heitz said Wednesday. The man, who was on a watchlist for suspected religious extremists, … [Read more...] about Hundreds of French police hunt for fugitive Strasbourg gunman
SPAIN's most wanted narco drugs lord has handed himself into police two weeks after he appeared in a raunchy music video on YouTube. Francisco Tejon - said to be the boss of a trafficking mob - taunted cops by writhing with girls in G-strings in a brothel near Gibraltar. Who is Francisco Tejon? Francisco Tejon - known as Isco like the Real Madrid footballer - was Spain's most wanted drugs kingpin until he handed himself in. He and his younger brother Antonio are alleged to run the feared Los Castañitas cartel, a coalition of six clans based around Spain's "narco town" La Linea. Police are said to fear the clans are adopting methods and structures like Pablo Escobar's ruthless Medellin cartel in Colombia. They use speedboats to smuggle cannabis from Morocco through beaches and ports such as Algeciras, near Gibraltar. At least 3,000 people are said to work for traffickers in the Campo de Gibraltar county, which surrounds the British overseas territory. The brothers - who flaunt … [Read more...] about Who is Francisco Tejon, what part did he play in Clase A’s Candela music video and why was he wanted by Spanish police?