The FBI and the New York Police Department took down “Papa Smurf,” “Uncle Sonny,” “Joe Cali,” and several other mobsters related to three major crime families.
Authorities made over 30 arrests in an operation known to the government as “The Waste Disposal Enterprise.”
Police said the mobsters masked their schemes through their waste disposal business throughout five suburban areas across New York and New Jersey.
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