Indonesian police have recently announced the deportation of Antonio Strangio, a 32-year-old Italian-Australian fugitive, who was arrested in Bali on February 3 after being on the run for seven years for drug trafficking and organized crime. Strangio was on Interpol’s wanted list and was detained after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Trafficking 160 kilos (352 pounds) of marijuana, Strangio faced charges in Italy and is believed to have links to the ‘ndrangheta mafia, which is considered by Italian prosecutors to be the most significant criminal organization in the West.

Transfer Date Withheld for Security Reasons

Bali police spokesman Satake Bayu Setianto declined to reveal when the transfer of Strangio to Italy would occur, citing security reasons. The suspect was introduced to the press during a police press conference at the airport, after which he was escorted to the departure terminal on Sunday afternoon.

Interpol Alerts and Legal Proceedings

Anggaito Hadi Prabowo, a member of the international division, informed reporters from the Indonesian National Police that “for the ‘ndrangheta itself, there are special operations between European countries, and all of its members are subject to (Interpol) alerts that they must take responsibility for legal proceedings in their respective countries.”

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