Mafia leader found dead in suitcase was shot: Prosecutor

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)Crime scene (Photo: Politie)

The Public Prosecutor released information about the suspect under arrest for the murder of the Italian mafioso Saverio Tucci (44) in October 2017. The suspect is also an Italian, Carlo M., sixty years old, the Parool reported.

The prosecutor alleges that on Oct. 10 Carlo M. shot Tucci in his head and body in a house in Dongestraat in Amsterdam's Rivierenbuurt. It is possible that he acted with the help of more people: right after the discovery of the body the police released a statement announcing that three people were arrested and were in restricted custody.

Tucci's dead body was put in a suitcase that later would be found in an abandoned Renault Clio in the Henriette Roland Holstraat in Slotermeer. Carlo M. is also suspected of the possession of a gun.  

Tucci was well known to the Italian authorities, according to Italian newspaper la Repubblica. He previously served a prison sentence for drug trafficking and involvement in mafia practices. In 2012 he survived an attempted assassination. 

The Italian newspaper reported that Tucci formed part of the Libergolis, the mafia based around the city of Manfredonia. The clan forms part fo the Sacra Corona Unita mafia branch. According to the Republica, Tucci was known as "angel face" due his remarkably blue eyes.