He was caught red-sauce-handed.
A Mafia fugitive has been caught in his Caribbean hideaway — after being noticed in YouTube cooking videos he made together with his spouse, Italian police stated Monday.
Marc Feren Claude Biart, 53, had been on the run since 2014, when Italian prosecutors ordered his arrest for alleged cocaine trafficking for the Cacciola clan of the ‘Ndrangheta Mafia, Agence France-Presse stated.
He managed to steer a quiet life in Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic — till he confirmed off his Italian cooking abilities on a YouTube channel, police stated, based on the information company.
Whereas Biart tried to cover his face, he was betrayed by distinctive tattoos on his physique, the company stated, with out elaborating on their distinctive options.
The video was a part of a cooking channel he arrange together with his spouse, based on Calabria Information. He had in any other case lived like a “ghost” among the many giant Italian group in Boca Chica, with locals simply understanding him as “Marc,” the outlet stated.
Biart was proven being escorted by Interpol to a jet that took him to Milan, the place he was arrested as quickly as he landed, based on the report. His bust was a key growth for the specialist operation dubbed I-CAN, for Interpol Cooperation In opposition to ‘Ndrangheta.
The ‘Ndrangheta is taken into account one of many world’s strongest crime syndicates attributable to its management of a lot of the cocaine coming into Europe, AFP stated.
It has prolonged its attain throughout all elements of the world, and it has lengthy surpassed Sicily’s Cosa Nostra as Italy’s largest Mafia group.