Wanted – The 60-year-old is considered the successor to the great historical leaders of Cosa Nostra
The mafia most wanted of Italy had been on the run for thirty years. the Sicily Matteo Messina Denaro has been arrested in Palermo, Sicily, the Deputy Prime Minister announced on Monday Matthew Salvini. Matteo Messina Denaro, 60, is considered the successor of the great historic leaders of Cosa Nostra, Toto Riina and Bernardo Provenzano, who died in prison in 2016 and 2017.
“After 30 years on the run, superboss Matteo Messina Denaro has been arrested. It is with great emotion that I thank the women and men of the State who have never given up, confirming the rule that sooner or later even the greatest criminals on the run are arrested”, reacted on WhatsApp Matteo Salvini. “It’s a beautiful day for Italy and serves as a warning to the mafia: the institutions and our heroes in uniform never give up,” he concluded.
A strategy that took 20 years to bear fruit
“Today, January 16, the carabinieri (…) arrested the fugitive Matteo Messina Denaro inside a health structure in Palermo where he had gone to follow clinical therapies”, specified the general of the carabinieri. Pasquale Angelosanto at the AGI agency. On the Interior Ministry’s list of the six most wanted criminals in Italy, Matteo Messina Denaro, born(…) Read more at 20 minutes
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