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Giuseppe Falsone

ROME — Italian officials say a mobster and one of the country’s top 30 most wanted fugitives has been arrested in the south of France.

The Interior Ministry says Giuseppe Falsone was arrested Friday in Marseille.

Interior Minister Roberto Maroni says in a statement that Falsone had been a fugitive for over a decade and must serve a life sentence.

The ANSA news agency says Falsone is close to Bernardo Provenzano, a top mobster who was arrested in 2006 after decades on the run.

ANSA says Falsone was wanted for Mafia association, murder and drug trafficking

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