Italy's Most-Wanted Mafia Boss Arrested


According to reports, Italy’s most-wanted mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested after being on the run for 30 years. 

Denaro was detained in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, where he was reportedly getting treated for cancer. Reports say the man was using a fake name while visiting the clinic to get chemotherapy. The mafia boss was reportedly captured around 9 am GMT and was taken to a secret location by the Carabinieri. BBC noted over 100 members of the armed forces took part in the arrest of Denaro.

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Denaro was allegedly a boss in the Cosa Nostra Mafia and was previously sentenced to life in jail in absentia in 2002 over various murders committed in 1992 and 1993. The crime boss was moved to a maximum security prison located in L’Aquila, Abruzzo, a city in Italy. His cancer treatment is set to continue while behind bars.

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