Salvatore D’Avino was arrested at a petrol station in Estepona as he prepared to return to Morocco. Morocco is where he lived and from where he allegedly directed traffic of hashish to Italy, having spent a few days on the Costa del Sol, where his girlfriend had come to give birth. D’Avino’s arrest, the result of cooperation of security forces in Italy and Spain, was handled by the Guardia Civil. D’Avino is not the first Italian fugitive who seeks refuge in Spain, which has been identified by experts as one of the favourite destinations of the Italian Mafia. In January last year, Paolo di Mauro was arrested in Barcelona he was the third most wanted fugitives in Italy at that time.