05 August 2021 08:56
The carabinieri of the Bologna investigative unit and the Spanish police arrested the fugitive boss of ‘Ndrangheta Domenico Paviglianiti, 60 years old. The investigations were coordinated by the Bologna prosecutor’s office. Paviglianiti is considered the boss of the homonymous clan of ‘ndrina di San Lorenzo, in the province of Reggio Calabria, and was the recipient of an order for imprisonment at eleven years and eight months for mafia-type association, murder, international drug trafficking and others. offenses. Paviglianiti had been released in October 2019, on the basis of an erroneous calculation of the sentence. He had left Italy and fled to Spain.
Domenico Paviglianiti: who is the boss arrested in Spain
The arrest of the “boss of bosses”, as he was called in the 80s and 90s, took place today in Madrid. Considered by investigators to be the apical element of the homonymous’ Ndrangheta family, still operating in the municipalities of San Lorenzo, Bagaladi and Condofuri (Reggio Calabria) with branches in Northern Italy, in particular in Lombardy, and in South America for the management of international drug trafficking , Paviglianiti had already been sentenced to life imprisonment (later replaced with imprisonment for 30 years) for a series of murders, mafia-type association and drug crimes, committed since the 1980s.
He had a leading role, explain the carabinieri, during the so-called second mafia war, when together with other ‘Ndrangheta families from the province of Reggio Calabria he had supported the De Stefano clan in the bloody feud with the Condellos.
The investigation that led to his tracking down in Spain stems from the new provision issued by the Bolognese prosecutor, which came after an appeal to the Supreme Court which found the incorrect calculation that had released the boss.