View of the home of Italian mafia boss Rocco Morabito in the Uruguayan resort town of Punta del Este, on September 5, 2017. AFP / MIGUEL ROJO
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Fugitive Italian mafia boss Rocco Morabito had split from his wife and was searching for a new apartment when he was arrested by Uruguayan police, his lawyer said.Morabito, dubbed in Italian media reports as the one-time "king of cocaine" in Milan, was arrested at a hotel in downtown Montevideo in a dawn raid by police Saturday. He had taken a room in the hotel while he looked for new lodgings in the Uruguayan capital after he had fought with his wife, his lawyer Alejandro Balbi said.Local media said registering for new accommodation would have helped expose Morabito, who had been on the run for 23 years. Now Uruguay authorities are investigating how he managed to quietly live in the resort town of Punta del Este for the past 13 years without being detected.Morabito even drove around in a "super modest Chinese car".
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