The New York underworld, and more specifically Cosa Nostra, is infamous for its infiltration and subsequent domination of certain “key” industries through the decades. Having been honed over the years, their shark-like scent flawlessly zeroes in on their helpless prey enabling mafiosi to survive and endlessly thrive, feeding on the “carcass” of the unwitting public.
And although their strangleholds are far from what they were at the mob’s “zenith,” I thought it would be interesting and worthwhile to investigate the other various industries — including airports — where the mob had exerted the greatest control.
Previously, I wrote an in-depth study and insider’s look at mob domination of the New York City garment manufacturing industry, and its nationwide implications! Airport racketeering was something that was relatively new in the mob’s portfolio of crime!