Carli Brescia has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for his role in a drug trafficking ring that smuggled more than 400kg of cocaine into Italy.
The 42-year-old, who is one of the most wanted men in Italy, pleaded guilty in March to drug trafficking in the state of Udine.
In Italy, he is also known as “The Butcher” or “The Devil” after he murdered four people and injured eight others during the “Mafia” murders in Udine in 2007.
“The court found Bresci to have organised a cartel which included his own brother, as well as others, for the importation and sale of cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines, and methamphetamine,” prosecutor Giuseppe Giazzone said.
The criminal organisation is suspected of running the first of two underground tunnels that lead from the city of Lampedusa to the coastal town of Reggio Calabria, in the North of Italy.
According to the prosecutor, Brescio Brescarelli, who was arrested by the police in March last year, had become so popular that he became a regular at the home of his brother, Mario, who has been jailed for life.
“Mario Bresca is now a symbol of the Mafia, as is the fact that he has been in the care of the police,” Giazzi said.
Mario was known to be a man who was good at hiding his real identity.””
Mario was very close to Bresicci and his brother.
Mario was known to be a man who was good at hiding his real identity.”
He was also known to use aliases such as “Luna”, “El Chino”, “Luigi”, and “Luciano”.
Prosecutors said Bresocchiolli had told his brother that he would kill anyone who crossed him, and that he had been the man responsible for the death of a group of people in 2008 in a tunnel in Reggioso.
“He knew the people and he was a good person.
He was a father, a brother and a friend,” GIAZO told AFP news agency.”
We have now found the man who murdered his brother.”
In his first court appearance, the convicted criminal told a judge that he did not know Brescolo but that his actions had been done in the name of the mafia.
“I was not involved in anything, I was just a customer of Brescci,” he said.
Bresci was also sentenced to six years in prison for his involvement in the 2008 murder of Mario Bresaccio.
In 2013, Breglia was also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in the same case.
“Brescia is a person who has no connection to the crime, who knows the mafia and he is a very bad person,” the prosecutor said.
“This sentence is a victory for the victims, for their families and for the justice system.”