Rome | Woman notorious Mafia boss arrested in Naples She is known as the Godmother of the Mafia. Maria Licciardi, 70, was arrested by Italian authorities on a flight to Spain. Police in the Special Operations Unit of the paramilitary carabinieri did not provide details about the arrest. Earlier, investigators alleged that Lichiardi had carried out robbery rackets. Investigators said Lichiardi had not responded to his arrest or warrant.
Lichiardi was first arrested near Naples in 2001 on suspicion of mafia links. At the time, they were one of 30 captives in Italy. He was later released from prison in 2009. Prosecutors say Lichiardi was also involved in clashes with the mafia. Her brother was also a mafia boss. Home Minister Louisiana Lamorgis has praised the arrests made by carabinieri officials on the orders of Naples prosecutors.