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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: MAFIA BOSS SALVATORE RIINA APPREHENDED AFTER 23 YEARS IN HIDING (1993)


 

 

 

Mafia boss Totò Riina behind bars in court aft...

Mafia boss Totò Riina behind bars in court after his arrest in 1993 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Mafia Boss Salvatore Riina Apprehended after 23 Years in Hiding (1993)

 

Riina started out as a mafia hit man and ascended the ranks, becoming a feared leader of the Sicilian Mafia. When control of the heroin trade in Sicily led to fierce rivalry among the Mafia clans, Riina—known as “The Beast”—orchestrated the murders of high-profile public officials while living in hiding for 23 years. His tactics were unusual—mafia bosses tended to be highly visible in their communities while keeping their violent activities under the radar. How did the police finally find him? More… Discuss

 

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