WORLD Italian Mafia boss Morabito flees Uruguayan prison: officials

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Italian Mafia boss Morabito flees Uruguayan prison: officials

AFP

23:30, June 24, 2019

Italian mafia boss Rocco Morabito has fled prison in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, the interior ministry  announced Monday.

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Morabito and three other inmates "escaped through a hole in the roof of the building" late Sunday and robbed the occupants of a nearby farmhouse, the ministry said in a statement.

The statement said Morabito -- a top 'Ndrangheta figure arrested in Uruguay in 2017 after decades on the run -- was awaiting extradition for "international drug trafficking".

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