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Notorious Mafia don finally caught after two years on the run – in routine traffic stop

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mafia boss is back behind bars after a routine police traffic stop ended his time on the run.Notorious gangster Mobster Vittorio Raso was released from custody by mistake two years ago after being arrested in Spain on a warrant from Italian police, who wanted him for organised crime, extortion and drug trafficking.The high-ranking member of southern Italy's ruthless 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate had been missing soon after his 2020 arrest when the National Court of Spain released him over a warrant mix-up. READ MORE: Mafia boss on the run for 20 years nicked by cops who spotted him on Google Street ViewYet 43-year-old Raso's freedom lasted only until Tuesday June 21 when his car was stopped in Castelldefels during a routine documents check by Spanish police.Raso's forged papers were soon revealed as fakes, and he was arrested and fingerprinted to confirm his true identity.Pictures of the arrest show Raso smiling broadly at his police captors.He was handed to the Mossos d'Esquadra - the police force of Spain's Catalonia region - and remains in custody at the police station in nearby Gava.Raso - nicknamed 'Exhausted' - is expected to appear in court today (Thursday).Engaged in racketeering, drug trafficking, loan-sharking, weapons trafficking, money laundering, fraud, extortion, murder, robbery and kidnapping, the 'Ndrangheta is considered to be among the most powerful organised crime groups in the world.Consisting of a sprawling network of ‘ndrina, or clans, based in 'the toe of Italy's boot', Calabria, the 'Ndrangheta is believed to rake in almost £50million annually.For more incredible stories from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters hereMembers of the 'Ndrangheta mafia are under investigation.

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