For 30 years on the run, Denaro lived in a modest house in the small town of Campobello di Mazara in Sicily.
The Italian, who arrested Matteo Messina Denaro, the leader of Cosa Nostra, who was on the run, was surprised to find not gold and diamonds, but designer clothes and expensive perfumes from his hiding place in the apartment.
Considered one of the last “godfathers” of the Italian mafia, Denaro has been on the run since 1993 after receiving a series of life sentences for his involvement in high-profile murders. In particular, the prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Pao Borsellini, who died at the hands of gangsters.
Surprisingly, for a long time of almost 30 years on the run, Denaro lived in a modest house in the small town of Campobello di Mazara in Sicily.
Even in his tenure as mob leader, Denaro was known for his addiction to expensive things. Apparently, the years have not changed him: during his arrest, the gangster was wearing a watch worth 35 thousand euros.
Medical attention failed the mafia: he was arrested while visiting a private clinic on the outskirts of Palermo, where he went for the results of coronavirus tests. It was later learned that the mafia boss was undergoing cancer treatment.
The Sicilian prosecutor’s office said Denaro would continue his treatment at the prison hospital.