‘Ndrangheta mob boss Cesare Antonio Cordì, 42 Captured in Calabria
Quarantined streets in Italy helped police find the mobster
‘Ndrangheta Mafia boss Cesare Antonio Cordi, 42, was captured today and you can thank Italy’s Coronavirus quarantine. The empty streets were perfect for spotting cigarette smoke coming from an abandoned house.
The Police were checking the abandoned streets under the governments ‘stay at home’ order when they spotted the cigarette smoke.
Cesare Antonio Cordi was found in a derelict house on some abandoned land in the Locride part of Calabria.
He’s been running from the police since August and lived at the derelict property for quite a few months.
The police from Locri and Bianco strongly believed that Cordi would have stayed in his gang area which was very common with previous ‘Ndrangheta members.
Once the ‘stay at home’ order to quarantine from the Coronavirus was in place, it really enabled the police to narrow down their search and close in on his hideout.
Once they saw cigarette smoke coming from an abandoned house, they were confident it was Cordi.
He was arrested at the property by a special military unit, Cacciatori di Calabria who took him by surprise.
The largest raid on the ‘Ndrangheta in decades, arguably the most powerful mafia organization in Italy, took place in December and netted 334 people. This was a major operation including the arrest of a former MP and a police colonel who are somehow involved.