Who is Marc Feren Claude?
Marc Feren Claude Biart was a member of the Cacciola clan of the ’Ndrangheta — an organized crime syndicate based out of Italy’s Calabria region and arguably the country’s most powerful outfit, ahead of Sicily-based Cosa Nostra and the Campania-based Camorra. He eluded capture in 2014, when Italian prosecutors ordered his arrest over an alleged cocaine trafficking operation in the Netherlands, according to The Guardian.
Marc Feren Claude Biart was always careful to hide his face in his Italian cooking tutorials, filming the videos while laying low in the Caribbean. But Biart, an alleged member of Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate, had failed to obscure one clue. https://t.co/lI3aHP5eEn
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) March 30, 2021
Authorities have finally arrested Marc Feren Claude Biart after years on the lam because he forgot to hide his unmistakable tattoos in cooking videos on YouTube.
Marc Feren Claude Biart Wife
After seven years on the run, Marc Feren Claude Biart was tracked down through a YouTube cooking channel he started with his wife, Italian police said in a statement. The alleged gangster’s “love for Italian cuisine” — and tattoo ink — made his arrest possible, police said.
No information is available regarding his wife and kids.
How old is Marc Feren Claude Biart?
Marc Feren Claude Biart is 53 years old as of the year 2021.
Boca Chica Dominican Republic
The former ’Ndrangheta member had somehow made it to the Dominican Republic and was maintaining a low profile. However, police noted that Biart and his spouse were considered “foreigners” by other ex-pats in the region, per Calabria News. Biart was himself a “ghost” known only as Marc. However, the couple eventually blew their cover due to their mutual love of Italian cooking, which apparently wasn’t a secret.
Marc Feren Claude Biart Cooking Video
Mr. Biart was evading Italian authorities for alleged drug trafficking but was tracked down and apprehended in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.
In a statement to the Guardian, authorities said that Biart was careful to leave his face out of any cooking videos. However, he forgot to cover the rest of his person despite having distinctive tattoos that made it easy for authorities to identify him from YouTube clips.
The tracing of Biart’s whereabouts and his subsequent arrest came after a combined effort that included the Central Criminal Police Directorate, Interpol, and multiple police forces from 10 countries.
Marc Feren Claude Biart Boca Chica
Speaking to Calabria News, authorities revealed that Biart was hiding out in a tourist resort in the Dominican Republic which had a large Italian community. He had been in the country for more than five years at the time of his arrest.
Prior to making a home in Boca Chica, Biart was allegedly staying in Costa Rica, which is at least 1,800 miles away. In 2014, Biart was subjected to an order of custody in prison by the Court of Reggio Calabria. He fled the country soon after the court decision.