Reputed clan boss Giuseppe Polverino from the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia has been arrested in Spain after six years on the lam as reported by AGI.
Polverino allegedly made a fortune by controlling the hashish trade from Spain to Italy, and further had accumulated an extensive business empire which stretched into northern Italy and Spain.
In May 2011 Italian police seized more than a billion euros in suspected Polverino clan assets "including construction companies, luxury villas and cars, vast tracts of land, shell companies, bank accounts and even butchers and bakeries" as reported by Expatica.com.
Last month Italian and Spanish authorities arrested two dozen people for their alleged roles in trafficking hashish, and among the accused are reputed Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia members "including Vincenzo Baccante, a member of the Nuvoletta clan, and brother of Luigi Baccante, who is serving time for murdering Mattino journalist Giancarlo Siani" as reported by Euro Weekly. The police also arrested a Moroccan national in Malaga, Spain who is believed to be the Camorra's principal hashish supplier with monthly shipments of 500 kilos into Italy.