Italian mafia boss arrested in France

  • 26 June 2010
  • From the section Europe
A handout photo released by the Italian police on June 25, 2010 shows Mafia boss Giuseppe Falsone
Image caption Falsone is believed to have had plastic surgery

A top mafia boss and one of Italy's most wanted men has been arrested in the south of France after a decade on the run, officials said.

Giuseppe Falsone is thought to be the mafia boss for the province of Agrigento in Sicily.

He has already been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and international drug trafficking.

The 40-year-old has also been linked to renowned mobster Bernardo Provenzano, who was arrested in 2006.

He was caught in Marseille and is believed to have had plastic surgery and to have been using false identification.

Police footage showed a small hideaway in the south of France where they say Falsone had been living.

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