The details on the arrest of the boss
”The combination of the person with the fugitive in the past days was a hypothesis, but the confirmation on his identity there was only today”. This was stated by the commander of the Carabinieri del Ros, Pasquale Angelosanto, in the press conference on the arrest of Matteo Messina Denaro. ”From the elements acquired we had indications that a person had to undergo clinical checks”.
“The health aspect was relevant, one of the events that forces you to come out. Certainly we have not found a man broken and in low luck” said the Deputy Prosecutor Paolo Guido at the press conference. “He was in apparent good health, absolutely well taken care of. In short, a profile of a 60-year-old man in good economic conditions”.
“We have captured a very dangerous fugitive without any violence or with the use of handcuffs, as a democratic country demands” said the chief prosecutor of Palermo, Maurizio de Lucia. “We have no indications or elements that could suggest possible complicity within the Maddalena clinicalso because Messina Denaro presented itself with a different identity”.
As recalled by Colonel Lucio Arcidiacono, head of the first investigative department of the central service of the Ros “he did not offer any resistance”.