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Mafia Boss With Permanent Boner Caught After Seven Years On The Run

Mafia Boss With Permanent Boner Caught After Seven Years On The Run

The long arm of the law went in hard.

A Mafia boss who was on the run for seven years has been caught. The unusual thing is his, urm, medical condition.

Drug lord Francesco Castriotta, 42, has a permanent erection after apparent 'prolonged cocaine use'. He famously cried in court with an ice pack on his groin when he spoke out about his 'painful erection' (which is known as priapism) after claiming that sending him to jail would be 'cruel'. Sounds like a hard life.

The judge agreed and sent him to go under house arrest until his trial date but instead, he stiffed them and did a runner.

However, on Monday they finally caught up with him and were hard on him. They gave him 21 years in prison for conspiracy to drug trafficking thanks to information passed on by the Italian Carabinieri's Special Operations Group, reports the Mail.

It looks as though they tracked him down. The 'wood-be' fugitive got his comeuppance when police tracked his mother, father and brother who went to visit him at Christmas. The police should be very proud of themselves and I'm happy to give them this morning glory.

When he was convicted he reportedly wrote to a friend: "I know it will get me. The idea to go back inside I climb the anguish, I prefer to call it quits, but as a free man."

This isn't the first time a Mafia boss has been caught, believe it or not. For some reason, when you hear about them being caught so easily... I dnno. It kind of ruins the illusion you've played out in your head.

Take this guy, Antonio Pelle. At one point, he was considered one of Italy's most dangerous fugitives. However, in October last year he was found hiding behind a wardrobe like a little kid playing hide and seek.

Commander Francesco Rattà spoke to the Italian media after he was discovered, saying: "It wasn't easy. Fifty of us searched the two-storey villa where Pelle had always lived (prior to becoming a fugitive), but it took a very attentive eye to discover his hiding place."

Crime doesn't pay, kids.

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