The mafia, wanted for more than 20 years, was issued by the Google Street View application

In the modern world, hiding from the police is much more difficult. Internet services track criminals better than law enforcement officers and give them away more effectively than eyewitnesses. Recently, the Spanish police arrested the Italian mafia Gioacchino Gammino in Madrid. This man was searched for 20 years by the entire police of Europe, and the Google Street View program found him.

The mafia, wanted for more than 20 years, was issued by the Google Street View application

Gioacchino Gammino, a member of the Italian mafia, received a life sentence in 1998 for numerous serious crimes. But in 2002, he managed to escape from prison in Sicily while filming a documentary. The Italian police managed to find out that Gammino was hiding in Spain, but they could not trace him for 20 years.

The mafia, wanted for more than 20 years, was issued by the Google Street View application

The mafia was discovered quite by accident in a picture of the Google Street View service. It was made in July 2018 near the Manu Garden vegetable store. This place is located in Galapagar, a small town near the Spanish capital. The quality of the picture was not important, but experts determined that one of the two men on the sidewalk was Gammino.

The mafia, wanted for more than 20 years, was issued by the Google Street View application

Investigators began checking the area and found a high-quality photo of the fugitive. On the website of the Manu Kitchen restaurant next to the store, there was a picture of a mafia in the form of a chef. After that, it turned out that after Gammino escaped, he got a job as a chef in a restaurant, and then opened a vegetable store nearby. The man changed his name, hairstyle and style of clothing - it was enough to get lost.

The mafia, wanted for more than 20 years, was issued by the Google Street View application

It seems that the criminal, who served time for murder and drug trafficking, completely believed in his invulnerability. He behaved like an ordinary resident of a provincial town and even married a local woman. Now the mafioso will have to go back to jail and another one will be added to his term, for escape. But in the case of Gammino, this does not play any role — the villain is unlikely to be released again. Unless, of course, he runs away again.

This is not the first time when Internet services help law enforcement. A couple of years ago, thanks to Facebook, a fugitive member of the Japanese Yakuza mafia was arrested.

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