Italy's most-wanted Mafia boss finally arrested after 30 years on the run

Italian police have arrested a Mafia boss who had been on the run for 30 years after being convicted in murder cases.

Matteo Messina Denaro, the 60-year-old alleged boss of the Cosa Nostra Mafia, was arrested on Monday at a clinic in Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily. He was receiving medical treatment there.

Messina Denaro was tried in absentia and sentenced to life in prison for murder and other charges, including helping to mastermind the 1992 killings of two prosecutors who led investigations into crimes committed by the Mafia.

He went into hiding and eluded arrest for about three decades.

Italian police continued to track him as one of the country's most-wanted fugitives.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said on the news of his arrest, "A great victory for the state which demonstrates that it does not give up in the face of the Mafia."