Two Italian mafia bosses have been captured after a long time on the lam. Authorities had been tracking one of these ‘extremely dangerous’ mafia bosses since he went on the run in 1998. These high-ranking mafia bosses of the ‘Ndrangheta organization were found “living like animals” in a southern Italy underground mountain bunker that was encased in cement.
According to the BBC on MSN News on January 30, these mafia bosses weren’t lacking firepower with the arsenal discovered inside the bunker of these two very dangerous men. Giuseppe Ferraro, 47, is described as “extremely dangerous” and he is wanted in several murders. Ferraro has been keeping the law at bay for 18 years since going on the lam in 1998.
The second Mafia boss found in the bunker is Giuseppe Crea, 37, who is wanted in various Mafia-related crimes including extortion. He has been on the run since 2006. Both men were sleeping when authorities caught up with them in their underground mountain bunkers.
The men were sleeping in a bunker that was “stocked with weapons,” according to USA Today. Italian prosecutor, Federico Cafiero De Raho spoke with the media and he described the two mafia bosses as “living like animals, a cold life cut off from society.”
Both Ferraro and Crea were still very much in charge, “exerting control over mafia activities” from their bunker in the wilderness via messengers. Law Enforcement had been cracking down on their “gangland network” over the past year. Authorities have been leaning on the network of mafia members who have been helping them in the mountains with supplies.
The men had the minimal essentials of a stove and electricity in the bunker that was well hidden behind a growth of vegetation. Hiding out in this bunker isn’t the glam life that these mafia bosses would have had before they were wanted men. It sounds as if they were just existing rather than living. Prison might even be a step-up for these two when it comes to living accommodations in comparison to the cold wilderness, cut off from society.