Mobster Messina Denaro’s hiding place discovered

Mobster Messina Denaro’s hiding place discovered

The house of the boss of Sicilian Cosa Nostra, sought after for 30 years, is located in Campobello di Mazara.

The Palermo Carabinieri and prosecutors found the hiding place of Matteo Messina Denaro, head of Sicilian Cosa Nostra, who was arrested on Monday. The hideout was near the town of Trapani in western Sicily, a Cosa Nostra stronghold, and was searched overnight, the carabinieri said.

The boss’s house, sought after for 30 years, was located in the village of Campobello di Mazara. Palermo’s deputy public prosecutor, Paolo Guido, who has been investigating the former Cosa Nostra refugee for years, was personally present at the search.

Italy’s most wanted mobster and criminal was arrested on Monday at a private clinic in Palermo, where he was being treated for a colon tumor. The mob boss is accused of at least 50 murders. The 60-year-old man would have committed the first at age 18.

(APA)