Italian journalist: Part of the wealth of the boss of Cosa Nostra is in Albania
Albania's connection with the world's most notorious mafia, the Sicilian 'Cosa Nostra', is early.
The head of this organization, Matteo Messina Denaro, died a few days ago at the age of 61 after a few days of agony, in the hospital of L'Aquila.
He was suffering from a severe form of colon cancer, which was diagnosed while still in remission in late 2020.
Denaro had been convicted of numerous crimes, including his role in planning the murders of anti-Mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992.
Denaro himself had previously stated that he had killed enough people to fill a graveyard.
Before he passed out, he met some family members and named his daughter Lorenza Alagna, whom he had hidden and never met. The girl, who had met her father for the first time in prison in April, together with one of the mafia boss's sisters and her niece Lorenza Guttadauro, who is also the boss's protector, has been by his side in recent days.
Italian journalist Roberto Saviano has analyzed for 'Corriere della Sera' that the prosecutors will never be able to identify all the money of Matteo Messina Denaro.
According to him, part of his wealth is also in Albania.
"It is always a segment that is discovered, especially in relation to material assets in Italy, but foreign accounts, his money perhaps in Albania - an area where investigations have often tracked him -, money in fiscal havens, they can never be reached. Well, who will that money go to? Only for the heirs known by the boss himself", writes the journalist.