On Monday, Italian police announced the arrest of the country’s most wanted mafia boss, Matteo Messina Denaro, who has been on the run for more than 30 years.
This Policemen Denaro 60, the boss of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra mafia family, was arrested during a morning raid on a private hospital in the Sicilian capital, Palermo, where he was being treated Treatment, cause unknown.
The mafia boss was sentenced in absentia to life in prison for the 1992 murder of anti-mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, local media reported.
He also faces a life sentence for his involvement in bomb attacks in Florence, Rome and Milan the following year that killed 10 people.
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Denaro, of Castel Vetrano, a town near Trapani in southern Italy, has been charged by prosecutors with sole or joint responsibility for several other murders in the 1990s.
In 1993, he helped organize the kidnapping of 12-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo in an attempt to dissuade his father from giving evidence against the Mafia.
Prosecutors said the boy was held captive for two years before being strangled and his body dissolved in acid.
Police said that as of last September, Denaro was still able to issue orders over how the Mafia operated in the area around the western Sicilian city of Trapani, his regional stronghold, despite his long absence.
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