This was stated by the Prime Minister, before leaving the Palermo prosecutor’s office, where he met the chief prosecutor Maurizio De Lucia and after the arrest of the Cosa Nostra boss, Matteo Messina Denaro, which took place after 30 years on the run. “It is a historic day, a day of celebration for good people, for the families of victims of the mafia, because the sacrifice of so many heroes was not in vain”, underlined the premier
“I like to imagine that this could be the day in which the work of these women and men is celebrated, and it is a proposal that I will make. It is a day of celebration for us as we can tell our children that the mafia can be beaten. We didn’t defeat the mafia but this battle was a fundamental battle to win and it’s a hard blow for organized crime.” Giorgia Meloni said it before leaving the Palermo prosecutor’s office, where she met the chief prosecutor Maurizio De Lucia and after the arrest of the Cosa Nostra boss, Matteo Messina Denaro.
The premier: “A historic day”
“It is a historic day, a day of celebration for good people, for the families of victims of the mafia, because the sacrifice of so many heroes was not in vain”, underlined the prime minister who wanted to thank the agents involved in the arrest. “I told the chief prosecutor and the investigators and the carabinieri, the Ros and the police that Italy is proud of them: we know that we owe them this great result to the daily work of great determination they have carried out. They can count on the measures of government for what is necessary to carry on this battle together”.
“Italy determined, has not thrown in the towel”
“An epochal day also at an international level? It is the story of an Italy that is also important at an international level, because we know the implications it has at an international level. It is the story of a determined Italy which has not thrown in the towel, which is stronger, and this is an extraordinary message also for the credibility and pride of our nation”, Meloni underlined again.
“The state will build alternatives against mafia cancer”
“A message to the sane part of Palermo, like those who applauded Messina Denaro’s arrest in front of the clinic? They won’t be left alone, the message is to continue to believe that the state can give better answers, that the state is there , will take care of them, we will do our best so that they never have to find themselves in despair of having to do something they never want to do”, the premier reiterated again. “But they must also have the alternative and we must build the alternative, we must do everything we can, because that is the mafia’s most effective tool in the fight against cancer,” he concluded.