The Independent UK’s contribution to – you couldn’t make it up ! for this week…

An Italian mafia boss who has been accused of running the cocaine trade in Rome was arrested at a job centre in Spain as he was trying to go straight and find lawful employment.

Giuseppe Refrigeri was said to be one of the leaders of the Banda della Marranella, which police allege to have an almost monopoly on the drugs trade in the Italian capital.

Spanish police said on Friday the 66-year-old was arrested at the job centre in the Costa del Sol resort of Estepona while he was trying to find gainful employment.

In 2018, he was arrested in Spain where he was accused of drug trafficking and belonging to a criminal organisation.

Refrigeri allegedly organised sending drugs to Italy from his home on the Costa del Sol.