Illness is what ultimately snared Italy’s top Mafia fugitive

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By Alvise Armellini ROME (Reuters) – Failing health, more than anything else, is what brought to an end 30 years of life as a fugitive for Matteo Messina Denaro, Italy’s most wanted man until his arrest on Monday. Messina Denaro, 60, was caught just outside a private clinic in Palermo together with an accomplice. Judicial sources said the mobster was a regular visitor there after a cancer operation last year. Illness “is one of the events in the life of a (fugitive) individual that forces them to come out into the open,” Palermo Prosecutor Paolo Guido told a press conference. After receiving a…

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