Google’s street view of the mobster cost freedom

He was on the run for two decades. He will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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Gioacchino Gammino (right) in front of its fruit and vegetable store

After 20 years on the run, an Italian mobster has only fallen into the hands of police officers after being spotted on Google maps. Where? In Spain.

Back to jail

Gioacchino Gammino he was one of the most wanted mobsters in Italy; found guilty of murder escaped from a Roman prison in 2002 and then, as it turns out, took refuge in the Galapagar a city located north of Madrid.

The 60-year-old changed his name to Manuel, got a job as a chef and opened a fruit and vegetable store called El Huerto de Manu.

Police arrested him on December 17 last year. He was quite surprised to be found at all, foreign media reported, as he had not, as he said, even called his family members once in the last ten years.

Gammino is now returning to an Italian prison where he will spend the rest of his life.

Confusion on set

The 60-year-old belonged to the Stidda clan of Agrigento; he was first arrested in 1984 and then found guilty five years later of the murder of a passerby in the municipality of Campobello di Licata, whom he mistaken for a mobster. He picked up needles and hooves on charges and was on the run until he was arrested in Barcelona in 1998. Spain then extradited him to Italy.

And how did he manage to escape from prison? At the time, a film was being made there, and he managed to break free after being exchanged for someone else. At the same time, the assumptions of some that a uniformed member of the Italian mafia came to his aid should not be overlooked.


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