Mafia boss captured after two years on the run

Mafia boss Andrea Nizza (supplied)
Andrea Nizza (supplied)

A Mafia boss has been arrested in Italy after being on the run for more than two years.

Italian police have tweeted that Andrea Nizza is one of the 100 most wanted criminals in Italy.

The 30-year-old was picked up in Sicily. The head of the armed wing of Mafia clan Santapaola, Nizza is also suspected of being involved in a major drug trafficking ring.

Two of his friends, who rented the house where Nizza was hiding, were also arrested.

It's believed Nizza's brother may have supplied Italian police with the information which led to his arrest.