Operation against the mafia clan of Belmonte Mezzagno, a town in the Palermo area which recently witnessed two murders and a failed ambush. The carabinieri of the provincial command, under the coordination of the District Anti-Mafia Directorate, carried out two arrests and two arrests. Salvatore Tumminia ended up in the cell again, believed to be the new chief of command; would take the place of Salvatore Sciarabba and Filippo Bisconti, both arrested in December 2018. Bisconti now collaborates with justice. The boss had recently been released after being convicted of mafia association in the Perseus operation in December 2008. According to investigators, he would have taken control of the gang by managing the extortion sector and infiltrating the city's institutions.
The investigations started after the murders of Vincenzo Greco, which took place on January 19 of last year, and of the accountant Antonio Di Liberto, killed on May 8. On 2 December last, Giuseppe Benignom had miraculously escaped an ambush, against which nine pistol shots had been fired. In the course of the operation taken at dawn, in addition to the alleged mafia boss Salvatore Francesco Tumminia, 46, also Stefano Casella, 41 years, Giuseppe Benigno, 45 years, and Antonio Tumminia, 50 were arrested
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