By Sally Underwood • 26 August 2021 • 15:11
Italian gangster arrested in Barcelona. Image: Wikimedia
The alleged Italian gangster was arrested in Barcelona under a European Arrest Warrant.
Officers from the National Police arrested the man in Barcelona after he was wanted by the Italian authorities.
Police said: “The detainee is listed as a dangerous member of the Italian Camorra, of the Mazarella clan.”
He is accused of shooting at a rival gang in Italy and was charged with alleged crimes against persons and property, facing 12 years in prison.
The investigation by Spanish officers began in April, when police discovered the man was in Spain.
The National Police found the man in Barcelona before arresting him.
The news comes after a thief who had just robbed a woman in Barcelona and was pushed off his bike by an off-duty Barcelona police officer who chased after him, has died in hospital
The 32-year-old man, who was the alleged suspect of a robbery in Barcelona, has died after an off-duty officer of the Barcelona Urban Guard reportedly chased after him on foot, when he tried to made his escape on a bicycle, with the officer catching up with him, knocking him off the bike, and both men falling to the ground as a result.
The incident – which is currently under investigation and in the hands of a judge – occurred on near the Ciutat de la Justicia in the city.
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