On Monday, Italian Anti-Mafia police apprehended Sicilian godfather Matteo Messina Denaro, ending a 30-year manhunt for Italy’s most wanted fugitive.
Messina Denaro, 60, was a key figure in Cosa Nostra, the real-life Sicilian crime syndicate depicted in the Godfather films. He was a ruthless operator who once boasted that he could “fill a cemetery” with his victims.
The mobster was apprehended “inside a health facility in Palermo, where he had gone for therapeutic treatment,” according to special operations commander Pasquale Angelosanto.
He had been receiving colon cancer treatment under a false name and did not resist arrest, according to the ANSA news agency.