Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy’s most wanted man, being arrested in Palermo, Sicily, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy’s most wanted man, being arrested in Palermo, Sicily, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Crime

Who is Matteo Messina Denaro? Mafia boss captured in Italy once boasted he could fill a cemetery with his victims

  • Failing health, more than anything else, is what brought to an end 30 years of life as a fugitive for Matteo Messina Denaro
  • He had been a leading figure in Cosa Nostra, the real-life Sicilian crime syndicate depicted in the Godfather movies

Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy’s most wanted man, being arrested in Palermo, Sicily, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy’s most wanted man, being arrested in Palermo, Sicily, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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