A British Formula 1 fan was arrested in the Netherlands last week after being mistaken for a Sicilian gangster, one of Europe’s most wanted fugitives.
The 54-year-old, identified by his lawyer as simply Mark L, was arrested by heavily armed police while dining with his son at a restaurant in The Hague. The main target of the police is the 59-year-old South Italian mafia boss, known as the father of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. Matteo Messina silver ‘ydu.
BRITISH FOCUS SOLVING THE NUD
But Mark L’s lawyer said the man they arrested was born and raised in England, adding that his client had a strong Scouse accent unique to the city of Liverpool in northern England, and difficult to simulate. In the definition of the European Union law enforcement agency Europol, Messina Denaro’s only language is Italian.
Mark L, who was reportedly taken to a maximum security prison in the Netherlands, was presented to prosecutors. He was released after authorities confirmed that the man they arrested was not the man wanted by Italian authorities under a European arrest warrant. Van Kleef said Dutch prosecutors had dropped the case.
NO EXPLANATION ON THE MESSAGE
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Dutch and Italian prosecutors, who were due to comment on the incident, could not be reached. Italian authorities did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how the disorder of arrests in the Netherlands came about.
“If they say arrest this person, we will arrest this person, it is mutual agreement between us and them,” a Dutch official told the public broadcaster NOS.
They previously had computer-generated digital photographs of what Messina Denaro might look like now.
AMONG THE WORLD’S WORST FAMOUS FATHERS OF MAFIA
Famous for being a Playboy, Messina Denaro has avoided Italian authorities since 1993. He gained international fame after appearing in the 2020 Netflix documentary series “World’s Most Wanted” about the best fugitives.
Messina Denaro, who was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of a series of murders, was sentenced to another life sentence in absentia last October for his role in the 1992 murder of two anti-prosecutors -mafia, Reuters reported.
The playboy don, also known by the nickname “Dibolic” after a cartoon villain, is best known for driving fast cars and wearing designer clothes, according to his profile in Time magazine’s 2007 list of chefs. the most notorious mafia in the world.
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HE KILLED MANY MEN TO FILL A SMALL CEMETERY
Messina Denaro is believed to be behind many murders, including bombings in Florence, Rome and Milan in the early 1990s that left 10 dead. According to the Netflix documentary, he once bragged about “killing enough people to fill a little graveyard.”
KILLED a 12 year old child and dissolved with acid
Messina Denaro allegedly helped organize the kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy named Giuseppe Di Matteo in 1993 to silence his father, who was about to present evidence against the Mafia. Giuseppe allegedly drowned and his body was dissolved in acid.