Mafia boss held after using Facebook

One of the Italian mafia’s most wanted members has been arrested thanks to his use of the social networking website Facebook.

Police arrested Pasquale Manfredi, an alleged mafia killer, in the southern Calabrian town of Isola Capo Rizzuto, after they pinpointed his location via his frequent visits to Facebook using a prepaid pen drive.

Thirty-three-year-old Manfredi, knicknamed ‘Scarface’, had been on the run since last November and was among the country’s 100 ‘most dangerous’ fugitives.

When police raided the apartment building in Isola Capo Rizzuto where he had been living, Manfredi tried to escape across the roof but surrendered after he was surrounded.

Investigators described Manfredi as “cold and calculating”. Besides murder charges, he faces charges of arms trafficking and extortion.

Investigators believe he may have attended a training camp near the northern Italian city of Pavia, where he learned to use bazookas and other heavy weapons. Fugitive mafia boss held after using Facebook

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