Dubai Police arrest two of Italy’s most wanted

25 August 2021
Red Notice subjects were linked to Camorra

LYON, France – INTERPOL’s global network has helped secure the arrest of two high-profile members of the Camorra organized crime group.

Raffaele Imperiale, 46, was arrested by the Dubai Police on 30 July on the basis of an INTERPOL Red Notice. Considered one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives, he has been wanted since 2016 on charges relating to drug trafficking and organized crime.

Raffaele Imperiale and Mauriello were subjects of INTERPOL Red Notices

The second arrest came on 14 August, when Dubai Police apprehended Raffaele Mauriello, 31. He was the subject of two INTERPOL Red Notices, issued in accordance with arrest warrants for two separate murders.

“No matter how much wealth or power fugitives accumulate, or how far they travel, police work does not stop. Cases such as this underline the power of international police cooperation via INTERPOL’s global network more than ever,” said Secretary General Jürgen Stock, welcoming the arrests.

The suspects are being held in the United Arab Emirates while extradition proceedings are completed.