The Italy Police have captured a 60-year-olf mafia boss Messina Denaro described as the country’s most wanted mafia boss. Messina had been on the run for 30 years, according to the police, is a boss of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra mafia.
The boss of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra mafia was also arrested on Monday at a private hospital in the Sicilian capital Palermo, where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
The Mafia boss ,a native from the small southern town of Castelvetrano near Trapani, is accused by prosecutors of involvement in several other murders in the 1990s.In 1993, he helped organise the kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy, Giuseppe Di Matteo, in an attempt to dissuade his father from giving evidence against the mafia.
The boy was held in captivity for two years before he was strangled and his body dissolved in acid.Accorfing to report ,Messina Denaro has been sentenced in absentia to a life term for his role in the 1992 murders of anti-mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.
He also faces a life sentence for his involvement in bomb attacks in Florence, Rome and Milan the following year, which killed 10 people.Messina Denaro faces multiple life sentences in prison.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni welcomed his arrest as a “great victory for the state”.
“The prevention [of] and fight against mafia crime … will continue to be an absolute priority of this government,” Meloni said in a post on Twitter.