Italian ‘cocaine king’ makes midnight escape from jail in Uruguay

People walk on the roof of the National Institute of Rehabilitation (INR), from where Italian mob boss Rocco Morabito escaped overnight with three others, as he was waiting to be extradited back to Italy, in Montevideo, Uruguay June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) – An Italian mob boss, who had been imprisoned in Uruguay since 2017, escaped from jail overnight as he was waiting to be extradited back to Italy, the South American country’s interior ministry said on Monday. Rocco Morabito had been the most wanted fugitive member of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta, Italy’s most powerful organized […]

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