Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mafia's No. 2 nabbed in Sicily

The Italian interior minister says police in Palermo have captured the Cosa Nostra's No. 2 in a raid in Palermo, Sicily. Authorities describe convicted Mafioso Gianni Nicchi as a "young, dangerous, ambitious, pitiless killer."

Police found Nicchi, 28, hiding Saturday in an apartment in Palermo. News reports say he tried to flee. Investigators say Nicchi quickly climbed to the top of Palermo-based crime families after the arrest a few years ago of mob boss Salvatore LoPiccolo.

Nicchi, a fugitive since 2006, was convicted last year of extortion and sentenced to 18 years in prison. The news agency ANSA says the bugged conversations of bosses convinced police Nicchi was one of the Mafia's top new bosses.



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