Spanish police on Friday arrested a senior member of southern Italy's Camorra mafia, the interior ministry said, the latest in a string of arrests of Italian crime bosses in the country.
Ciro Figaro was detained along with two aides in the southern town of San Pedro de Alcantara on the Costa del Sol, the ministry said in a statement.
It said he is wanted for drug trafficking, murder and weapons possession, and is also suspected of kidnapping the son of a rival in the Camorra, the organised crime syndicate of the Naples region.
Figaro "is considered one of the leaders of the Camorra and included in the list of the most dangerous fugitives" in Italy, the statement said.
It said Spanish police also suspected him of trafficking drugs between Spain and Italy from the Costa del Sol.
His arrest follows that of two other leaders of the Camorra who were detained in the northeastern city of Barcelona on January 27.
Spanish police last week also arrested an "important member" of Sicily's Cosa Nostra mafia.
Spain, with its historical and cultural links to Latin America, is the main entry point into Europe for South American cocaine and hashish from its southern neighbour Morocco.