Mossos d'Esquadra
On Tuesday, agents from the Catalan Government’s police force detained a 41 year-old man wanted by the Italian police for charges attributed to organised crime. The man, of Italian nationality, was arrested during a police check by the Mossos d’Esquadra in the Sants-Montjuïc area. He is allegedly a member of the ‘Mariano’ Clan of the Neapolitan Camorra and is wanted drug trafficking, extortion, threats and real estate speculation.
At the time of the arrest the suspect gave contradictory information to the officers on duty, which resulted in a more extensive investigation of his personal identity. Furthermore, an exchange of information with Italian authorities led to the discovery of the international warrant issued for his arrest.
This week’s success comes little over than a month after the Mossos d’Esquadra arrested suspected jihadist terrorist Ali Charaf Damache in Barcelona. Charaf Damache, who was wanted by US authorities, was apprehended for conspiring to develop a European terror cell and aiding Pakistan-based militants.