The police are carrying out twenty searches in Sicily with the aim of identifying where the number one boss of Cosa Nostra Matteo Messina Denaro is hiding, a fugitive since 1993. About 150 agents of the mobile teams of Palermo, Trapani and Agrigento, supported by the men of the central operational service and the crime prevention departments of Sicily and Calabria.
Mafia, the face of Messina Denaro in a police video recorded in 2009
The searches were carried out in particular against a series of subjects suspected of being supporters of Messina Denaro and of characters considered close or contiguous to the mafia families of Trapani and Agrigento.
“Messina Denaro was going to Bagheria”. The last mystery of the red primrose
by Salvo Palazzolo
September 16, 2021
The policemen are operating in Castelvetrano, Campobello di Mazara, Santa Ninfa, Partanna, Mazara del Vallo, Santa Margherita Belice and Roccamena (Palermo). These are searches that are repeated periodically in the area to try to grasp some signals in the network that continues to protect the super-fledgler convicted of the Falcone and Borsellino massacres, for the bombs in Florence, Rome and Milan, he has been on the run since June 1993.
Mafia, the hunt for the boss Matteo Messina Denaro continues: the images of the operations
At the center of the new checks, mafia and aiding and abetting already ended up in the network of investigations, but also unsuspected on which the attention of the police is now focused. The red primrose of Castelvetrano is not officially the head of Cosa Nostra, but it is the godfather by now a symbol of the mafia organization, in the nineties he was the protégé of Salvatore Riina, the director of the massacres season.