Last week Michele Zagaria, the head of the notorious Casalesi clan from the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia, was apprehended by police after sixteen years on the lam, and a clue to his presence in a sophisticated bunker under the home of an alleged associate was a pair of discarded socks according to Pietro Morelli from the Naples Flying Squad which nailed the mobster as reported by Colin Freeman for The Telegraph:
"But when we finally did surveillance on the house where we thought he was, we checked the rubbish bins and found a very expensive pair of Gallo socks that had been thrown out. I wear Gallo socks myself, but we knew the owner of the house didn't dress that smartly, so there had to be someone else living there. Someone with plenty money."
Zagaria is widely credited with diversifying the Camorra from its gang-style street rackets "into a much wider business conglomerate": "in particular, he focused on the construction business, in which he was known as 'the king of tendering'; firms linked to the Casalesi clan, it is said, built half the shopping malls in the Naples region, as well as the high-speed train link from Rome to southern Italy, and even a new prison and Nato radar base."
The contents of Zagaria's library included a copy of the international bestseller Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano which exposed the Camorra to the world.