Dozens of arrests have been made in an early-morning sweep in New York and New Jersey in connection with an ongoing investigation into organized crime’s foothold in the private garbage-hauling industry, according to an article from CBS New York.
Members of three of NYC’s five organized crime families are in custody, and most of those arrested are members of the Genovese crime family, sources say.
More than 30 people have been arrested on charges, including extortion, the article says. However, it is reported that no bosses or high-ranking members of the crime families are under arrest.
The suspects are expected to be arraigned later Wednesday at Manhattan Federal Court, the article says.
Twenty years ago, there were law enforcement crackdowns on mob-controlled carting companies that were cutting up territories and taking over stations, news organizations reported. The Business Integrity Commission was created to monitor the industry.