Former New Camorra capo Pasquale Scotti, convicted of 20 murders, is now jailed,
Italian Mafia Boss Arrested in BrazilPasquale Scotti, convicted of murdering more than 20 people, was detained more than 30 years after his escape
Mr. Scotti was detained in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife at about 7 a.m. local time. He arrived in Brazil in 1986 using false identification documents, Brazilian and Italian police said Tuesday at a news conference in Brasília.
He married a local woman, with whom he has two children, and set up businesses in the area, including a real-estate brokerage and a fireworks factory, police said.
He had escaped from a hospital room following a shootout with Italian police in 1984.