BREAKING UPDATE: Hideout located in home of man who lent his name to Denaro

News of the arrest came on Monday, January 16 with Matteo Messina Denaro has been on the run since 1993.

Denaro, arrested on Monday, January 16, adopted the nickname Diabolik from his admired Italian comic book character. He is considered the new Capo di tutti capi (absolute boss) of Cosa Nostra.

He achieved worldwide notoriety after a April 2001 L’Espresso magazine put him on the cover with the headline: “Ecco il nuovo capo della mafia” (“here is the new mafia boss”).​

Messina Denaro is frequently described as a misogynistic womanizer, a consumer of expensive brands (sports cars, watches produced by the most important companies in the world, countless imported suits and invariable sunglasses). 

More to follow


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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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