BOCA CHICA – A mafia fugitive has been arrested within the Dominican Republic after showing in a YouTube video.
After seven years on the run, Marc Feren Claude Biart, 53, was tracked down by a YouTube cooking channel he began along with his spouse, and was arrested Monday at Milan’s Malpensa Airport after arriving on a flight from Santo Domingo, Italian police mentioned.
Biart, an alleged member of southern Italy’s highly effective ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate –one of the vital feared and highly effective in Europe – had didn’t obscure his tattoos, a clue, authorities say they used to trace down the mobster within the Dominican Republic.
Although he fastidiously hid his face, Biart didn’t disguise his distinctive physique tattoos, they added.
Biart had been needed for allegedly trafficking cocaine into the Netherlands since 2014, and had been dwelling within the Dominican Republic for the previous 5 years and reportedly main a quiet life.
He had been preserving a low profile throughout his keep within the Caribbean — moreover the cooking movies posted to the web. He was recognized to locals as merely “Marc” and saved his distance from the Italian group within the widespread vacationer vacation spot.
The search culminated in his arrest final week within the Dominican city of Boca Chica after which he was extradited to Italy and landed in Milan on Monday, they added.
It was unclear how lengthy the cooking channel had been on-line or when police turned conscious of it.