'The fugitive of' Ndrangheta Giuseppe Romeo, born in 1986, escorted by staff of the International Police Cooperation Service (SCIP) of the Central Directorate of Criminal Police of the Department of Public returned from Spain and arrived at the Rome Fiumicino airport Safety.
The dangerous criminal from San Luca (Rc) was arrested in Barcelona on 11 March, on the basis of a European arrest warrant.
Romeo, known by the nicknames "u pacciu", "maluferru" or "u nanu", son of Antonio known as "centocapelli", had the role of promoter, organizer and financier of cocaine trafficking in Europe and, having established his home in Germany, shuttled between Calabria, Lombardy and north-western Europe to make agreements with suppliers and with some intermediaries in Belgium, Holland and Germany. Affected by two precautionary custody orders in prison, Romeo is the recipient of a preventive seizure order as part of the "European 'Ndrangheta Connection" investigation and on 3 November 2020 he was sentenced by the Gup of Reggio Calabria to 20 years in prison for participation, with an important role, in acriminal association aimed at international drug trafficking, possession of drugs, fraudulent transfer of valuables and self-laundering. He had managed to evade capture since 2018.