Italian police on Friday arrested 14 suspected members of the mafia family of Cosa Nostra bossed by Italy’s most wanted fugitive Matteo Messina Denaro.
The suspects are charged with Mafia association, extortion, illegal possession of weapons and other offenses made worse by mafia involvment
According to police, investigators were able to document the structures and hierarchies of the mafia family of Marsala and confirm the head of the regime is fugitive Messina Denaro.
Investigators also documented internal stresses like the division of financial resources and other matters which required mediation by elected members
The investigation also involved interceptions between some affiliates focusing on violence projects . In one interception, two Marsala mafiosi were planning to murder a fruit peddler on orders from Messina Denaro.
Police say , although he is a fugitive for 24 years, Matteo Messina Denaro is still strong and calls the shots in the organization