Notorious fugitive mobster nabbed by Italian police after he hosts a YouTube cooking show

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Mar. 30 2021, Published 12:26 p.m. ET

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That's a spicy meatball!

A fugitive mobster hosted a cooking show on YouTube, which helped police track his location and arrest him after years on the run, according to authorities. 

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Marc Feren Claude Biart was recently arrested in the Domincan Republican, according to Italian police officials. Biart had been on the run since 2014 for dealing drugs in the Netherlands for the 'Ndrangheta mafia, according to media reports. 

Biart went on a YouTube channel to show off his Italian cooking ability, according to reports. The video never showed his face, but authorities identified him by the tattoos on his body. 

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Biart has returned to Italy to face the charges, police say.


The wanted mobster wasn't the only one caught recently by Italian police, as authorities also announced the arrest of Francesco Pelle in Portugal. Media reports indicate Pelle was arrested while receiving treatment for COVID-19. Pelle was also known as "Ciccio Pakistan."

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Italian authorities say Pelle was involved in the mafia-influenced murder of Maria Strangio, the "Christmas Massacre of 2006" and the "Duisburg Massacre of 2007." Six people were murder in the 2007 incident. 

Pelle had been on the run since 2019. 

Officials say he was a member of the ‘ndrina clan, which is part of the 'Ndrangheta mafia. The group operates in the southern portions of Italy. 


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