The beach holiday of a top mafia figure comes to an abrupt end as police arrest him while he sunbathes.
Caught on tape.
It was no day at the beach for suspected mafia king pin Roberto Matalone (Mattalona) who was aarrested while sunbathing on Italy's southern coast. He has been on the run for two years.
The arrest is the latest in a crackdown by Italian police on the criminal organisation. Authorities say the mafia controls 80 percent of drug trafficking into Europe, and earns 27 billion euro a year from drugs alone.
According to an Italian newspaper Matalone (Mattalona) beach reading was a non-fiction work about how Italian police track mafia figures on the run.