After seven years on the run, a fugitive with ties to the mafia was caught in the Caribbean after he appeared in YouTube cooking videos.
According to reports, Marc Feren Claude Biart has been on the run since 2014 when Italian prosecutors ordered his arrest for trafficking in cocaine in the Netherlands on behalf of the Cacciola clan of the ’Ndrangheta mafia.
He was found in the Dominican Republic after appearing in several cooking videos. His face was concealed, but authorities were able to identify him by tattoos on his body.
In a statement issued on Monday, police said the 53-year-old had settled in Boca Chica, an Italian ex-pat community.
Another ‘Ndrangheta mobster was arrested in Portugal on Monday.
Francesco Pelle, one of the most dangerous Italian fugitives, was tracked to a clinic in Lisbon where he was being treated for COVID-19.
He was a member of the Pelle ‘Andrina clan was also a key player in the feud between the Pelle-Romeo and Nirta-Strangio mafia families.
That feud began in San Luca and resulted in the murder of six people in the German city of Duisburg in 2007.
Pelle is accused of ordering the murder of Giovanni Nirta, the boss of the rival clan who survived the attack but whose wife, Maria Strangio, was killed in the ambush.