<p>Biart being arrested after being caught following a cooking show being posted on YouTube</p>

Biart being arrested after being caught following a cooking show being posted on YouTube

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A wanted man has been caught on a Caribbean island after featuring on a YouTube cooking show after being identified by his tattoos.

Marc Feren Claude Biart is a wanted mafia criminal and despite hiding his face in the videos, his identity was given away by his distinctive tattoos.

He had been living a quiet life in the Dominican Republic and not known to the local Italian diaspora, who considered him a “foreigner”, according to local police on Monday.

He was featured showcasing his cooking skills on the YouTube channel frequently, always being careful to cover his face, but the tattoos let him down, the police statement read.

A wanted man since 2014, Biart had fled Italy after local authorities issued an order for his arrest for cocaine trafficking in the Netherlands for the Ndrangheta mafia.

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This follows on from another member of the same organisation arrested in Portugal on Monday.

Francesco Pelle who was on the run for 14 years, viewed to be one of the most notorious Italian criminals on the run, and was nabbed at a clinic in Lisbon for Covid-19 treatment.

He fled the country after being instrumental in a conflict that led to the murder of six people in Germany and stands accused of ordering the killing of a rival group, that failed but managed to murder the rival’s wife and injury four other people, one of whom was a child.

In 2019, a Camorra mafia member was arrested while eating pasta with his two feline friends on his balcony.

Ndrangheta in Calabria otherwise known as the tip of Italy’s ‘boot’ is thought to be the most powerful crime areas as it controls most of the cocaine coming into Europe.

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