Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro arrested after 30 years on the run | USA TODAY

Italian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro was the last of three longtime fugitive top-level Mafia bosses who had for decades eluded capture.

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Messina Denaro was captured at the clinic where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed medical condition, said Carabinieri Gen. Pasquale Angelosanto, who heads the police force’s special operations squad.

Messina Denaro was taken to a secret location by police immediately after the arrest, Italian state television reported.

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  1. Well if that jacket was any indication, he must’ve been heading to Spain to save the president’s daughter.

    1. @Jamie Barringer what makes you say that? Is it fun to say or are you just actually that ignorant? This is a mass murderer that was on the run for 30 years I don’t think he’ll ever get out of prison

    2. @Jay that’s how they handle the mafia in my state. Special div. Of probation/parole. With an ankle bracket at home.

  2. It took the Italian police THIRTY YEARS to finally track this guy down — on an island as small as Sicily ? The Keystone Kops could have done a better job.

    1. It’s not that…an island that small means you can have a lot of connections and work to conceal you.

      Short of the government doing a literal door-to-door or demolition of every building

  3. The guy has been hanging around the island of Sicily for 30 years as a most-wanted fugitive from the Italian state police, I just assumed he’d never be arrested at this point under the presumption he had everyone paid off and told what time it is. It’s very bizarre to see they actually arrested him out of the blue.

    1. I’m guessing a unexpected dr/nurse/patient with morals phoned it in

      I also guess that sort of thing would of already happened if it was going to happen

  4. Matteo’s been mistaken as the Dalai Lama all these years. He slipped up when he did an ancestry search. The cops got him through the “23 & Me” DNA match. ; )

  5. What happen? Did he ran out of money to pay for protection??
    He was living a couple of blocks from the police station.

  6. The fact you refuse to talk about criminal Biden’s shows who’s side your in , not Americans side for sure

  7. I hope they have a top security cell waiting for him. He has been free for way to long, kudos to the Italian authorities for finally tracking him down.

    1. They must have a shortage on cuffs and shackles. And why did it take 30 years to track this man down on a small island? They must don’t have a good forensics team? Perhaps the police don’t have dogs on the island to train.

  8. If he has any stolen art of historical value they can use that for a lower sentence and the public will never know about it so yeah 30 years seems minimal and it might be reduced even more if he has.

  9. It always gives me a laugh when we get to say someone was on the run for 30 years vs it took us 30 years to get him. Regardless this guy was not running but paying yall off – this entire story is silly

  10. Italy’s most wanted- 30 years on the run, finally catch him and apparently the Italian police or military don’t own any handcuffs! I don’t see what could go wrong here…

  11. You have to know, this guy will have all sort of connections while in prison, they better have top flight security on this guy. 30 years on the run? Dude must have gotten tired of running. Guys like him will die less than 2 years after incarceration. Hmmm, no cuffs or shackles? They must have a shortage on cuffs and shackles.

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