Mafia Bomb Expert Was Hiding in Romania

This is the most likely scenario in the case of Antonio Cortese, the explosives specialist of the clan “Lo Giudice”, part of the ‘Ndrangheta, the dreaded Mafia family from Calabria, Italy. He was apprehended at the Slovenian-Italian border, on a passenger bus originated from Romania.

Cortese, aged 48, was wanted by the Italian police, after he left a grenade launcher outside the anti-mafia squad headquarters, in Regio Calabria. The suspect is also accused of having planted a bomb outside the Justice Palace in Calabria and another one outside the house of Calabria’s Chief Prosecutor.

Italian police has confirmed that the arrest was made based on “accurate information”, resulted from the cooperation with their Romanian counterparts.

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