Rocco Morabito, Cocaine king of Milan executes a midnight escape from prison in Uruguay
An Italian mob boss that was known as the “cocaine boss of Milan” disappeared from jail in Uruguay overnight, as he was waiting to be extradited to Italy, Uraguay’s indoor ministry stated on Monday.
” I make two commitments, first: to clarify evasion treatments, requesting instant explanations from the Montevideo government. Second: we will remain to pursue Morabito, wherever he is, to throw him behind bars as he is entitled to.”
” It is severe and upsetting that a criminal like Rocco Morabito, boss of the ‘Ndrangheta, managed to escape from a jail in Uruguay while he was waiting to be extradited to Italy,” Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini claimed.
Rocco Morabito, 52, had been put behind bars in the South American nation given that 2017 and also was the leader of one of Italy’s most powerful organized criminal offence groups, the Calabrian ‘Ndranghet, which is among Europe’s biggest importers of South American cocaine.
Uruguay’s indoor ministry said in a declaration that Morabito and three others had left late during the night with the roofing of the prison in Montevideo.
Morabito had been on the run for greater than 20 years from convictions for Mafia organization as well as medicine trafficking, to name a few crimes.