They found a secret bunker that served as a hideout for mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro

An entrance to the hideout of Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy’s most wanted mafia boss, in the Sicilian town of Campobello di Mazara, Italy (CARABINIERI/)

Researchers have discovered a secret room inside another apartment different from the one located this Tuesday in Campobello di Mazarain the province of trapaniwhich was also used as a hideout in recent times by the considered last chief of Cosa Nostrathe Sicilian Mafia, Matteo Messina Denaroarrested this Monday after 30 years on the run.

In addition to the house found this Tuesday at the entrance to Campobello di Mazara, only eight kilometers from his hometown, Castelvetrano, this Tuesday another apartment was discovered that was also used by the “capo” of Cosa Nostra, in which there was a secret area covered by a wall, a kind of bunker, according to local media.

Carabinieri police stand guard near the hideout of Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy's most wanted mafia boss, after he was arrested, in the Sicilian town of Campobello di Mazara, Italy, January 17, 2023. REUTERS/ Antonio Parrinello
Carabinieri police stand guard near the hideout of Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy’s most wanted mafia boss, after he was arrested, in the Sicilian town of Campobello di Mazara, Italy, January 17, 2023. REUTERS/ Antonio Parrinello (ANTONIO PARRINELLO/)

In the first located apartment, where it is believed that he lived for the last year and which was searched this Tuesday, numerous personal items were found, perfumes, brand clothes and restaurant bills that led investigators to believe that Messina Denaro lived a high standard of living.

However, in the first records no documents were found on his illegal activities, which suggested that there was another hiding place for the “capo” of the “mandamento” (as the territories into which Cosa Nostra divides Sicily are known) from Trapani.

Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy's most wanted mafia boss after being arrested in Palermo, Italy
Matteo Messina Denaro, the most wanted mafia boss in Italy after being arrested in Palermo, Italy (CARABINIERI /)

What the investigators are looking for are the “secret” documents of Cosa Nostra inherited from Toto Riinaformer boss of bosses of Cosa Nostra, with the details of the attacks in the 90s and the alleged negotiation between the State and the mafia, as well as details that help identify the protection network that helped him hide for 30 years and that the prosecutor of PalermoMaurizio De Lucia, defined as members “of the mafia bourgeoisie”.

Messina Denaroconsidered the last godfather, heir to the most ruthless Cosa Nostra and fugitive since 1993, was arrested this Monday in the vicinity of the private hospital the maddalena from the Sicilian capital where he went to treat colon cancer that he had suffered for a year under the false identity of andrea bonafede59 years old.

Carabinieri police stand guard near the hideout of Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy's most wanted mafia boss
The Carabinieri police stand guard near the hideout of Matteo Messina Denaro, the most wanted mafia boss in Italy (ANTONIO PARRINELLO /)

The “capo” is now in the maximum security prison of the L’Aquilain the central region of the abruzzowhere there are a hundred inmates under the harsh prison regime of the so-called “41 Encore”in which it is impossible to have contacts with the outside.

(With information from EFE)

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