WANTED ITALIAN MAFIA FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN SPAIN AFTER BEING SIGHTED ON GOOGLE “STREET VIEW”

NAYZE MEDIA

MADRID, SPAIN

61-year old Gioacchino Gammino, a mafia boss who has been on the run from authorities for 20-years, was tracked down to a spanish town after being spotted on Google Street View. According to a report from The Guardian, the mob boss is a convicted murderer who was listed alongside Italy’s “most wanted gangsters” by law enforcement.

An Italian mafia fugitive has been caught after 20 years on the run after detectives spotted him on Google Maps in Spain. Gioacchino Gammino, one of Italy’s most wanted mobsters who has been convicted of murder, fled from a prison in Rome in 2002 and was living under the radar in Galapagar, a town north of Madrid. The 60-year-old had changed his name, worked as a chef and opened a fruit and vegetable shop. He was arrested on December 17 and was baffled at how police tracked him down, saying after his capture: ‘How did you find me? I haven’t even phoned my family for the last 10 years’

Gammino was arrested was arrested in Galapagar, a town near Spain. Investigators say that Gammino changed his name to Manuel, got married, worked as a chef, and owned a fruit and vegetable stand. According to the report, Sicilian Police carried out several investigations in their search for the mob boss who had seemed to have disappeared from the face of the Earth. He was tracked to Spain all the way back in 2014. But it was the Google Street View image that pinpointed his location.

The Google image captured an image of two men talking outside of a fruit & vegetable shop called El Huerto de Manu (Manu’s Garden), in Galapagar. Police believed one of the men in the image closely resembled Gammino. His identity was confirmed when police came across a listing for a nearby restaurant called La Cocina de Manu (Manu’s Kitchen).

The police found a photo of Gammino inside of the now closed restaurant. Gammino was featured on the Facebook page for La Cocina De Manu. Investigators said he was recognizable by the scar on the left side of his chin. The restaurant’s menu included a dish called “Cena Siciliana”(Sicilian dinner).

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