Italian Mobster Francesco Pelle Arrested at Portuguese Covid Clinic

Italian Mobster Francesco Pelle Arrested at Portuguese COVID Clinic

Italian Mobster Francesco Pelle Arrested at Portuguese COVID Clinic Credit: Pixabay

Italian mobster Francesco Pelle arrested at Portuguese Covid clinic after a staggering two years on the run from police.

THE Italian mobster had been on the run after being convicted of ordering the killing of Maria Strangio on Christmas Day in 2006. Maria was the wife of a mobster, and she was murdered at her Calabria home in southern Italy.

Pelle aged 43, evaded justice after he disappeared in 2019 from Milan shortly before the Supreme Court in Italy supported him being given a life sentence in prison. The mobster is believed to have been caught after he was being treated for the potentially deadly Coronavirus at a hospital in Lisbon, as reported in the Corriere della Sera.

The Italian mobster is heavily involved with Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta’ organised crime clan which has its headquarters in Calabria. The crime syndicate is believed to be one of the richest in the world, although it is housed in southern Italy in what is said to one of the poorest regions of the country, Calabria.

The murder of Ms Strangio took place only days after Pelle was shot, and it is believed that Pelle ordered her to be killed in retribution after he was shot.

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