New mafia 'boss of bosses' arrested in Sicily

The alleged new head of the Italian mafia and 45 of his suspected mobsters had been rounded up and arrested in Sicily.

Settimo Mineo – presumed head of the mafia households within the Sicilian capital Palermo – was once arrested through Italian police as a part of an operation.

Government are hailing the arrests as a dismantling of the higher echelons of the Cosa Nostra, which is thought to had been rebuilt after the demise of “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina.

Riina – who was once nicknamed “The Beast” – died in jail a yr in the past elderly 87.

Settimino Mineo (C), jeweller and new head of the Sicilian mafia, is escorted by carabinieri as he exits a police station after his arrest, in Palermo
Police escort Settimino Mineo to a station in Palermo following his arrest

He led the Corleone crime circle of relatives and had turn out to be notorious for a killing spree all the way through the 1980s and 1990s that focused prosecutors, judges and different police officers.

Riina have been at the back of bars since 1993 however he’s believed to have run his felony actions from jail.

Then again, it didn’t keep growing in energy on the similar price because the Calabrian-based ‘ndrangheta or the Naples-based Camorra organised crime teams.

Mineo was once named the brand new “boss of bosses” in Might all the way through an extraordinary summit of mafia households, in step with Italian media, which calls him a “life-long mobster” who by no means used cellphones.

He’s understood to have survived an assassination strive in 1982, however two of his brothers have been the sufferer of mob murders.

The rustic’s deputy top minister Luigi di Maio, pronouncing the arrests, mentioned they “constitute one of the most largest blows inflicted at the mafia through the state”.

He added: “Mineo have been elected ‘inheritor’ of Toto Riina after his demise. There’s no extra space for this kind of scum in Italy.”

And calling the operation “odd”, top minister Matteo Salvini tweeted that the police operation has “dismantled the brand new ‘dome’ of the Cosa Nostra”.

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