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Share27 June 2019Operazione della Polizia against supporters of the super fugitive Messina Denaro. The agents of Trapani are performing a series of searches in Castelvetrano, Mazara del Vallo, Partanna, and Campobello di Mazara. Searches that aim to collect further elements useful for his capture. The operation involves 130 men from the Central Operational Service of Rome and the Mobile Teams of Palermo and Trapani coordinated by the District Anti-Mafia Directorate of Palermo. 19 people under investigation.
The suspects are "old acquaintances"
"Old acquaintances" of investigators have been registered in the register of suspects: professionals and men of honor already convicted and considered close to the fugitive boss.
It is only the last blitz to look for traces of the sought-after mafia boss since 1993. In recent years the Dda of the capital has scored a series of operations that have eliminated the network of Messina Denaro's closest facilitators as different relatives of the godfather. Two brothers-in-law are currently detained in hard prison, then there are entrepreneurs who, according to the investigators, would have financed the inaction. Among them Vito Nicastri, king of the wind, a small electrician who put up a fortune by investing in renewables and who, for the repentant, sent the money to the boss in suitcases.
Among those arrested also "unsuspected"
In prison, in April, two unsuspected Carabinieri and the former mayor of Castelvetrano Antonino Vaccarino also ended up, accused of having passed confidential information on the investigations that should have led to the capture of the boss.