Officials in Italy say that Sicilian Mafia bigshot Daniele Emmanuello swallowed secret notes containing names and telephone numbers as he fled from police pursuers earlier this week, according to a Reuters story by Wladimir Pantaleone and Phil Stewart.
Authorities say Emmanuello, 43, was struck and killed by police warning shots as he attempted to get away. Considered boss of a Mafia clan in the city of Gela, he had been a fugitive of the law since 1993.
An autopsy of Emmanuello's body showed fragments of the notes lodged in the crime boss's esophagus. Police did not say whether any of the fragments were of use to anti-Mafia investigations.