Italian Mafia Leader Arrested in Colombia

By Dialogo
May 01, 2013

Domenico Trimboli, 58, one of Italy’s most wanted mobsters and alleged leader of an important drug trafficking network, was arrested in Colombia, the international police agency Interpol said in a statement on April 26.

Trimboli, who operated in the Natile di Careri area of Calabria, southern Italy, is suspected to have connections with Italian mafia organization the ‘Ndrangheta.

“He is suspected of being one of the leaders of a criminal gang involved in drug trafficking in Italy, as well as the transport of massive amounts of cocaine and hashish,” Interpol reported.

“Trimboli’s arrest is the result of a joint operation of Interpol’s central offices in Bogotá and Rome.

Due to information provided by the Italian police, the Colombian police were able to establish a surveillance system that led to the arrest of Trimboli, according to the same source.