Matteo Messina Denaro, one of many bosses of the Cosa Nostra Mafia in Sicily and Italy’s most needed man, has been arrested by police whereas being handled in a non-public well being clinic in Palermo, prosecutor Maurizio de Lucia mentioned Monday.
He had been a fugitive since 1993 and was thought of by Europol one of the vital needed males in Europe, de Lucia informed CNN.
Denaro was sentenced to life in jail in absentia in 1992 for his position within the murders of anti-Mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, and is considered liable for dozens of Mafia-related murders.
Referred to as Diabolik, he’s considered one of many successors of Bernardo Provenzano, who was arrested outdoors Corleone, Sicily, in April 2006.
He was taken into custody throughout a raid carried out by specialised brokers with the anti-Mafia Carabinieri within the early hours of the morning.
A suspected sighting of him in September 2021 led to a manhunt and lots of of ideas, the prosecutor mentioned.
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