U.S. federal agents have arrested more than 120 suspected mobsters in multiple investigations of New York’s organized crime families.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and U.S. Attorney for New York’s Southern District Preet Bharara confer at a news conference on Thursday in New York. Charges in the organized crime crackdown include murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking. (Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press)
It was one of the largest mafia crackdowns in FBI history.
The FBI said most of the arrests were made Thursday morning. Many were in Brooklyn, but occurred throughout New York City, and in New Jersey and New England. One person was arrested in Italy.
Charges include murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking.