ROME – Italian police have discovered an underground bunker in the countryside of southern Calabria with two fugitive mobsters holed up inside.
The convicted 'ndrangheta clan bosses had a dozen firearms, including a Kalashnikov, and a pasta pot neatly hanging on a wall. Tomatoes, salad and what looked like a plate of ricotta were on the counter when police raided the bunker early Friday.
Vines and bushes camouflaged the hideout.
Police said they are trying to find a network of accomplices they suspect helped Giuseppe Crea to elude capture for 10 years and Giuseppe Ferraro for almost 20 years. Crea faces 22 years in prison for Mafia association; Ferraro was sentenced to life imprisonment, including for a murder conviction.
The cocaine-trafficking 'ndrangheta is one of the world's most powerful criminal organizations.