Outdoor World

Secret bunkers and mountain hideouts: hunting Italy’s mafia bosses

The Cacciatori unit searches the rugged landscape of Calabria for fugitives who have dug themselves deep into the earth On the slopes of the Aspromonte mountains, Pasquale Marando, a man known as the Pablo Escobar of the Calabrian mafia, the feared Ndrangheta, built a secret bunker whose entrance was the mouth of a pizza oven. Less than 10 miles away, Ernesto Fazzalari, who allegedly enjoyed trap shooting with the heads of his decapitated victims, lived in a 10 square-metre hideout in the formidable southern Italian range. When authorities came for…

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