Italian Mafia Fugitive Caught in Dominican Republic After Police Tracked Him Down Through His YouTube Cooking Channel

Stanley Tucci’s not the only one with a popular Italian cooking show, it would seem.

mafia fugitive has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after inadvertently tipping off police with his culinary hobby.

After seven years on the run, Marc Feren Claude Biart was tracked down through a YouTube cooking channel he started with his wife, Italian police said in a statement.

The alleged gangster’s “love for Italian cuisine” — and tattoo ink — made his arrest possible, police said.

Though he carefully hid his face, Biart failed to disguise his distinctive body tattoos, they added.

Police said they believe Biart is a member of the notorious ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate — one of the most feared and powerful in Europe — from the Calabria region at the toe of southern Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula.

He had been wanted for allegedly trafficking cocaine from the Netherlands since 2014, police said.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Yasmine Salam and Matteo Moschella

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