Sex pills, good food and godfather memorabilia: In the hiding places of a mafia boss

Italian police are swift to crack down on the felony community that has allowed the “final godfather” Matteo Messina Denaro to reside and thrive in broad daylight in his native Sicily for the previous 30 years – regardless of being on Italy’s most wished record.

On Monday, authorities arrested a suspect accused of “borrowing” his title from mafia boss Andrea Bonafede, a 59-year-old surveyor from Sicily.

Because of cast paperwork, Messino Denaro was in a position to do issues like purchase a automobile himself, go to the grocery store and get therapy at a personal medical facility, the place he even took a selfie with a surgeon.

Messino Denaro is presently being held in a most safety jail in L’Aquila, central Italy.

He has most cancers and is “severely unwell,” in line with the physician who handled him earlier than his arrest.

Police have already positioned and searched three hiding locations in Sicily, two in Campobello di Mazara and one in Trapani, the place he’s stated to have led a “regular life” till his January 16 arrest in Palermo.

In his hideouts, police discovered jewellery, costly restaurant receipts, male sexual enhancement drugs, and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather” memorabilia.

Messina Denaro is scheduled to look in court docket on March 9.

He’s interesting his life sentence for the 1992 murders of two distinguished Italian Mafia prosecutors, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, and their bodyguards.

Nevertheless, he’s additionally accused of ordering or finishing up a collection of murders – at the least 20, in line with the Italian press.

There’s nonetheless four different excessive profile gangsters wished by Italian police presently at massive. Individuals linked not solely to the Sicilian Mafia but additionally to the Sardinian, Calabrian and Neapolitan “clans”.