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Police arrest Italian mob boss

By Hada Messia, CNN
Italian officers escort mobster Antonio Iovine in Naples on November 17, 2010, following his capture after 14 years on the run.
Italian officers escort mobster Antonio Iovine in Naples on November 17, 2010, following his capture after 14 years on the run.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Iovine was a fugitive for more than 14 years
  • He is on Italy's most-wanted list
  • Naples police arrested Iovine
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Rome, Italy (CNN) -- Fugitive Italian mobster Antonio Iovine has been arrested in the country's south, Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said Thursday.

Iovine, 46, was on the ministry's list of the country's 30 most-dangerous fugitives and was apprehended in a Naples Police operation.

"It is a beautiful day for the fight against the mafia," Maroni said. "The capture of the boss constitutes a fundamental threshold in the context of the biggest contrasting operation started against the Camorra clans that operate in Campania."

A Naples court in 2008 sentenced him to life in prison for his mafia activities.

While a fugitive for more than 14 years, Iovine is believed to have managed the Camorra clan's financial affairs as its "boss manager."