‘Papa Smurf’ and Friends Arrested in Mob Bust


The FBI picked up 32 alleged members of the Gambino, Genovese, and Lucchese crime families today, including ringleader Carmine "Papa Smurf" Franco, in a sweep on the garbage industry in New York and New Jersey. The group faces the usual array of charges — extortion, intimidation, etc. — as well as the illegal purchase of 100,000 cigarettes and the theft of a hot-dog cart, which surely earned someone a nickname.