U.S. authorities conduct largest mob sweep in history

More than 120 arrested in blanket raid

More than 120 people were arrested on Thursday in a blanket raid by the F.B.I. targeting mob activity, including murder, racketeering and extortion. Authorities went after seven crime families in New York and New Jersey, arresting around 30 ‘made’ members as well as various associates and small-time functionaries in the early morning raid. This is the largest mob takedown in recent history, and was the outcome of cooperative investigation between multiple agencies, including the Secret Service and the United States Marshall Service.

The New York Times

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