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A man identified by police as Pasquale Russo is taken into custody. Photograph: Salvatore Laporta/AP
 
Pasquale Russo led one of the most influential clans of the Naples-based Camorra crime syndicate, officials say
Italian police seized another suspected mafia boss today in what the government claimed to be a major victory against organised crime.
 
Officials say Pasquale Russo, who had been on the run for more than a decade, led one of the most influential and deadly clans of the Camorra, the Naples-based crime syndicate. He was convicted in absentia and sentenced to life in prison for 13 killings and for criminal association with the mafia.