ROME (AP) — Italian and Colombian police say a fugitive Italian mobster who is a global cocaine trafficker has been captured in a Bogota shopping mall.
Colombian police said Saturday Roberto Pannunzi had a false Venezuelan ID when nabbed earlier in the week. They say Pannunzi imported 2 tons of cocaine every month from Colombia to Europe.
Italian prosecutor Nicola Gratteri told reporters in Italy that Colombia was expelling Pannunzi, and that the convicted drug dealer would arrive Saturday night on a flight to Rome. Pannunzi, 67, has fled twice from arrest in Italy, including in 2010 from a Rome hospital. He has to serve a 12 ½ year sentence in Italy.
Gratteri called Pannunzi the world's "biggest cocaine importer" who organized purchases of 3.5 tons of cocaine at a time.
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