Milestones | 2/12/2001

ARRESTED. VICTOR ALBERTO VENERO-GARIDO, 54, former Peruvian official and the country's second most-wanted fugitive (after ex-intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos), on money-laundering and corruption charges; in Miami. When he attempted to withdraw money from a $15 million account frozen by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Venero was arrested and is now fighting extradition to Peru.

ARRESTED. BENEDETTO SPERA, 60, member of the notorious Cosa Nostra clan and reputed right-hand man of Italy's most wanted Mafia fugitive, Bernardo Provenzano, for his alleged role in several high-profile murders; in Sicily. On the run for nine years, Spera had been...

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