Italian police find another hideout of captured mafia boss Messina Denaro

Matteo Messina Denaro was on the run for decades before being captured
Matteo Messina Denaro was on the run for decades before being captured Copyright frame
By Mark Armstrong with AP
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The Italian police have discovered a new hideout of the recently captured Cosa Nostra boss Messina Denaro who was on the run for over thirty years

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The Italian police have discovered a new hideout of the recently captured Cosa Nostra boss Messina Denaro.

It is another apartment in the Sicilian town of Campobello di Mazara in which there was a hidden room that the local press described as a bunker.

After three decades in hiding, the fugitive Denaro was captured on Monday after going to a hospital to receive treatment for colon cancer.

The boss of the feared Sicilian mafia has been taken to a high-security prison in L'Aquila.

Messina Denaro was tried in his absence and convicted of dozens of murders, including helping to mastermind, along with other Cosa Nostra bosses, a pair of 1992 bombings that killed top anti-Mafia prosecutors.

Those killings led the Italian state to stiffen its crackdown on the Sicilian crime syndicate.

He faces multiple life sentences that he is expected to serve in a maximum security prison and under the particularly restrictive conditions reserved for top organised crime bosses.

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