100 Suspected Mobsters Nabbed: 'Biggest Mafia Round-Up In N.Y. History'

The FBI says most of the arrests were made Thursday morning throughout New York City, in New Jersey and New England. Charges include murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking.

"Law enforcement authorities targeted up to 100 suspected mobsters in a series of raids and arrests in the New York area early Thursday," the New York Post reports. "The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) called the raids and arrests the biggest mafia round-up in the history of New York."

According to the Associated Press, "theĀ FBI says most of the arrests were made Thursday morning throughout New York City, in New Jersey and New England. Charges include murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking."

The Daily News says "the gangsters, including the current acting Colombo boss who hails from Rhode Island, are charged with racketeering, murder and a slew of other crimes in multiple indictments that will be unsealed in Brooklyn Federal Court."

Update at 9 a.m. ET: The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder and other officials will be holding a news conference in Brooklyn at 11 a.m. ET to "discuss law enforcement actions against organized crime members and associates." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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