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Dozens of suspected Mafia members arrested in busts across the eastern US

Extortion, loan sharking, smuggling, arson and gun trafficking are just some of the crimes dozens of suspected Mafia members have been charged with by US police.

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Dozens of suspected Mafia members arrested in busts across the eastern US

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Extortion, loan sharking, smuggling, arson and gun trafficking are just some of the crimes dozens of suspected Mafia members have been charged with by US police.

Some 46 people have been linked to four of New York’s five major Mafia outfits. Most were arrested in the city, others in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts an Florida. Prosecutors say three suspects remain at large.

Ranging in age from from 24 to 80, the alleged mobsters walked out of court after a hearing on Thursday, August 5. It is considered among the largest Mafia-related busts in recent years.