The alleged head of one of Italy´s most feared mafia families, the Calabrian Ndrangueta, was arrested yesterday, 5th August, in central Madrid.
In a police press statement it was revealed that the arresting officers found the suspect with false Portuguese identity documentation, six mobile phones, and almost €6,000 in cash in 200 Euro notes.
Paviaglianiti was a feared and brutal mafia head in the Calabria region situated on the boot of Italy.
He now faces formal extradition proceedings from the Italian state prosecutor in Bologna.
Spain is a favoured destination for on-the-run Mafia operatives although with greater cooperation with the Italian authorities the Spanish police have managed to arrest many most wanted suspects.
In March, Spanish police arrested Giuseppe Refrigeri, 67, who had been living incognito in Estepona, in the province of Malaga, for 10 years.