“Pasquale Bonavota, one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives, arrested in Genoa for his involvement in ‘Ndrangheta mafia”

Pasquale Bonavota
Pasquale Bonavota

Pasquale Bonavota, born in 1974, was arrested in Genoa after lengthy and complex investigations conducted by the ROS and provincial commands of the Carabinieri of Vibo Valentia and Genoa. He was one of the most dangerous fugitives listed by the Italian Ministry of the Interior, sought for his involvement in the ‘Ndrangheta mafia of Sant’Onofrio (VV).

Bonavota was the only remaining fugitive after the “Rinascita-Scott” operation that led to the arrest of 334 individuals belonging to the ‘Ndrangheta structures in the Vibonese province on December 19, 2019. The investigation was led by the Anti-Mafia District Directorate of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Catanzaro, headed by Prosecutor Nicola Gratteri.

The arrest of Bonavota was made possible thanks to the hard work of law enforcement, who conducted thorough investigations and coordinated their efforts as a team. Colonel Massimiliano D’Angelantonio, commander of the ROS II Investigative Unit, highlighted that Bonavota was believed to be responsible for the crimes of participating in the mafia association with the role of promoter of the Bonavota clan.

The ‘Ndrangheta is one of Italy’s most powerful and feared criminal organizations, whose influence extends not only nationally but also internationally. For this reason, the Italian Ministry of the Interior has established a special program to search for the most dangerous fugitives to combat the phenomenon and ensure the safety of citizens.

The arrest of Bonavota represents an important success in the fight against organized crime, but the battle is still long and difficult. It is necessary to continue working with determination and commitment to definitively defeat the ‘Ndrangheta and all other criminal organizations that threaten the safety and legality of the country.

In this regard, it is essential to emphasize the importance of collaboration between the various law enforcement agencies and institutions, as well as the fundamental role of magistrates and investigators who risk their lives every day to guarantee the safety and justice for all. Only through a common and constant commitment, combined with a strong political will, will it be possible to defeat organized crime and rebuild a future of legality and justice for all citizens.