2 Nov 2009

Suspected mafia brothers arrested

9:48 am on 2 November 2009

Italian police say they have arrested another two suspected mafia bosses, a day after seizing their brother in a raid near the southern city of Naples.

The brothers are said to be part of a syndicate known as the Camora which runs organised crime in the Naples area, the BBC reports.

Pasquale and Carmine Russo were detained at a farm house in Sperone, 30km east of Naples on Sunday, according to police.

Salvatore Russo was held arrested following a raid on a chicken farm on Saturday.

Officials say Salvatore Russo, 51, is one of Italy's most wanted mafia fugitives. He had been on the run since being sentenced in 1995 to life in jail for murder and links to organised crime.

Pasquale Russo, 62, is on the list of Italy's 30 most dangerous fugitives. He had been on the run since 1995 and is accused of murder and the disposal of bodies.

Carmine Russo, 47, had been in hiding since 2007.