Organised crime

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Police arrest Sicilian whose identity was used by fugitive mafia boss
Andrea Bonafede, 59, is accused of enabling Matteo Messina Denaro to live quiet life in Trapani province

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

24, Jan, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Hiding in plain sight: how Sicily’s mafia godfather eluded capture for 30 years
Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested this week after three decades on the run. During that time he went out for pizza, watched football, and even took selfies with a doctor

Tobias Jones

21, Jan, 2023 @1:57 PM

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‘Heads in the sand’: code of silence in Sicilian town that sheltered mafia boss
Authorities suspect omerta may have helped Matteo Messina Denaro live in freedom among 10,000 people

Lorenzo Tondo in Campobello di Mazara

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Italian police find suspected ‘secret bunker’ of captured mafia boss
‘Last godfather’ of Sicilian mafia Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested after 30 years on run

Lorenzo Tondo in Campobello di Mazara

18, Jan, 2023 @2:40 PM

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Captured mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro was living in modest apartment
Italian investigators discover designer clothes and expensive shoes inside ‘normal’ two-storey building

Lorenzo Tondo

17, Jan, 2023 @4:55 PM

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Matteo Messina Denaro: how fast-living mafioso evaded police for 30 years
Sicilian mobster who boasted ‘I filled a cemetery by myself’ managed to stay hidden without going far from home

Clare Longrigg

16, Jan, 2023 @7:56 PM

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Tipoff about medical care led to arrest of mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro
‘Last godfather’ was apprehended as he came out of the private health facility on outskirts of Palermo

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

16, Jan, 2023 @5:20 PM

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Andrew Tate appeals against detention in Romania during investigation
Tate was arrested, along with his brother, on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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As Mexico’s epidemic of violence rages on, authorities seem powerless to stop it
With more than 26,000 murders this year, it is clear the president’s strategy of using the military to control the crime gangs has failed

Oscar Lopez in Mexico City

08, Dec, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Cracking apps: are crimefighters going too far to bring down cartels?
Deciphering encryption is said to have upended a vast drug network, but some say the method should worry us all

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

02, Dec, 2022 @2:41 PM

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‘There’s only one way to deal with a rat – put it down’: the undercover officer who infiltrated Liverpool’s gangs
Having spent more than a year working covertly to target serious criminals involved in drug smuggling, David Taylor was pulled off the operation and he wants to know why

Rob Evans

31, Oct, 2022 @3:00 AM

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‘Everyone struggled’: life in UK’s unregulated supported housing
With criminals suspected of cashing in on such accommodation, one ex-tenant says they are a ‘money grab’

Jessica Murray West Midlands correspondent

16, Oct, 2022 @3:44 PM

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