Lucky for the day: You weren’t photographed by Google Maps – and you weren’t even searched by the police! Kkkk sounds like a lie, but the platform feature, which provides photos so people can see the places they are going to visit, ended up arresting an Italian mafia boss. According to the BBC on Wednesday (5), Gioacchino Gammino, 61, was found in Galapajar, Spain, thanks to flicks made by Street View.
The publication stated that the criminal had married and lived in the city under the pseudonym of Manuel. Since the authorities had already suspected Gammino’s presence in the European country, the photo aroused the suspicions of officials as soon as it was seen on the Internet and a more thorough investigation began. In a click, a gangster in front of a grocery store is talking to a man.
Gioacchino, who was a member of a Sicilian gang group known as the Stidda, escaped from prison in Rome in 2002 and was sentenced to life in prison the following year for murder. Since then, he has been on the wanted list of criminals.
Since people’s faces are blurry in the photos on the platform, the grocery store sign was instrumental in locating Gammino. Taking a closer look at the surroundings of El Huerto de Manu, or Jardim de Manu in Portuguese, authorities have identified Cocina de Manu, which specializes in recipes for Sicilian cuisine. The institution had a Facebook page, and there the investigators found Manuel, or rather, Gioachino Gamino, dressed as a chef in the photos.
Many years ago, the scar on the chin of the criminal was recognized. The arrest was made on December 17, but was only released to the press today. After his arrest, Jamino reportedly told the police: “How did you find me? I haven’t called my family in 10 years.”. The gangster is being held in Spain and Italian police hope to return him to Italy by the end of February, Nicola Altiero, deputy director of the Italian anti-mafia police unit told Reuters news agency.
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