Europe 1 with AFP 4:35 p.m., May 4, 2022, modified at 4:35 p.m., May 4, 2022

Antonio Cuozzo Nasti, 56, was arrested at the request of Italian justice for "the execution of a prison sentence pronounced in 2013 for acts of theft, concealment, possession and illegal carrying of a weapon and violation of special surveillance measure committed in June 2012 in Italy", specified the general prosecutor's office of Aix-en-Provence.

An Italian close to the Camorra, a mafia organization in the Naples region, was arrested on Tuesday in Fréjus, in the Var (south-eastern France), under a European arrest warrant, we were told. learned Wednesday from the general prosecutor's office of Aix-en-Provence.

Antonio Cuozzo Nasti, 56, was arrested at the request of Italian justice for "the execution of a prison sentence pronounced in 2013 for acts of theft, concealment, possession and illegal carrying of a weapon and violation of special surveillance measure committed in June 2012 in Italy," said the same source.

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Under a false identity on the Côte d'Azur

According to the regional daily

Nice Matin

, which revealed the case, the man was staying under a false identity on the Côte d'Azur, where he was chef in a five-star hotel-restaurant in Saint-Raphaël, near Fréjus.

He was placed in detention following his referral to the public prosecutor's office.

The investigating chamber was to rule on Wednesday afternoon on his surrender to the Italian judicial authorities.

But the case was finally adjourned to May 11 at 2 p.m.

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