MEXICO CITY, March 10 (Xinhua) -- An Italian Mafia fugitive, who is being sought by his home country for charges of international cocaine trafficking, was arrested in northeastern Mexico.
Mexico's prosecutor-general (PGR) issued a statement Friday stating that Giulio Perrone had been on Italy's most-wanted list for around a decade and was suspected of being a high-ranking member of the Naples crime group, known as La Camorra.
PGR agents detained the 64-year-old man in Ciudad Madero, a city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, after a broad investigation by the two countries.
The statement explained that Perrone had been condemned in absentia to 21 years in jail by a court in Naples and was the subject of a "red notice" by Interpol for his capture and arrest.
Upon his arrest, Perrone had two false photo IDs with him and was in Mexico illegally, added the PGR.
After his arrest, the Mexican government handed Perrone over to Italian authorities.