2008_10_fungwah.jpgWNBC reports that 16 people with ties to "Asian organized crime were arrested overnight by a task force of FBI, NYPD, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigators for allegedly extorting bus companies." Fifteen of the suspects were arrested in the NYC area, while the 16th was in Florida, and they are charged with "various acts of violence and extortion targeting operators of bus companies which do business between New York and east coast cities." More details will be released later, but we are guessing this is related to the Chinatown bus routes--back in 2003, one bus operator was murdered.