From: Lawyer Herald
NYPD bust gun-trafficking group; Manhattan DA demands higher punishment for more than 20 guns sold illegally
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 25: A New York City Police precinct is seen in Times Square on October 25, 2011 in New York City. Raymond Kelly, Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced today at a news conference the arrest of five New York Police officers on charges that they smuggled firearms, cigarettes and slot machines they believed were stolen. In a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Manhattan, a total of 12 people were charged in the smuggling operation. The charges come after the revelations of a ticket fixing scandal among New York City Police officers that has already eroded some trust in the department. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Raymond Kelly, Police Commissioner of the City of New York City (left) stands with Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, during a news conference to announce the arrest Tuesday of five New York Police Department officers on charges that they smuggled firearms, cigarettes and slot machines they believed were stolen (Photo : Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A gun-trafficking group that brought in guns to New York was busted by the NYPD following long months of operation. A couple from New Jersey was arrested along with their 3 other accomplices in Virginia and another from Georgia.
As reported New York Times, the NYPD closed down a group that operated by buying guns from other states and selling them illegally in the city. Police took Abdul Davis, 52, into their custody after selling a total of 82 firearms to an undercover police.