Police detain alleged mafia boss
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Italy arrests alleged top mafia boss

24 October 2010 Last updated at 19:04 BST

Italian police have arrested an alleged top mafia boss who has been on the run for more than ten years. Gerlandino Messina was arrested in the Sicilian town of Favara.

A suspect in several murder cases, Messina is widely considered to be the Sicilian Mafia's second-in-command and as such has long been one of Italy's most wanted fugitives.

The BBC's Duncan Kennedy reports.