Google Maps helps Italian police capture top mafia fugitive

He had actually gotten on the run for almost two decades

Italian authorities has actually captured a leading mafia fugitive that had actually gotten on the run for almost two decades many thanks to the assistance of the Google Maps application, a private investigator informed Reuters on Wednesday.

After a two-year examination, Gioacchino Gammino, 61, was located in Galapagar, Spain, where he lived under a phony name. The community is close to the funding Madrid.

A Google Maps road sight image representing a male that appeared like him before a fruit store was type in setting off a much deeper examination.

” The photogram assisted us to validate the examination we were creating in typical means,” Nicola Altiero, replacement supervisor of the Italian anti-mafia authorities system (DIA), claimed.

Gammino, a participant of a Sicilian mafia team called Stidda, had actually run away Rome’s Rebibbia prison in 2002 as well as in 2003 had actually been punished to life jail time for a murder devoted numerous years previously.

Altiero claimed Gammino is presently under custodianship in Spain as well as they want to bring him back to Italy by the end of February. Reuters was incapable to situate an agent of Gammino to comment.

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