Sicily: Mafia boss Messina Denaro arrested

Source: Yahoo! News

“Italian anti-mafia police caught Sicilian godfather Matteo Messina Denaro on Monday, ending a 30-year manhunt for Italy’s most wanted fugitive. A trigger man who once reportedly boasted he could ‘fill a cemetery’ with his victims, the 60-year-old Messina Denaro was a leading figure in Cosa Nostra, the real-life Sicilian crime syndicate depicted in the Godfather movies. The mobster was nabbed ‘inside a health facility in Palermo, where he had gone for therapeutic treatment,’ special operations commander Pasquale Angelosanto said in a statement released by the police. He had been in the clinic for a year, undergoing periodic treatment for colon cancer under a false name, and did not resist arrest, ANSA news agency said.” (01/16/23)