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22 Virginia Men, Many With Gang Ties, Indicted for Gun Trafficking - Source Alexandria news

Posted on Mar 14,2017
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Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez announced over 200 guns recovered, 24 people indicted in historic gun trafficking bust (courtesy photo)

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WASHINGTON, DC. - Weapons Purchased in Virginia To Be Sold on the Streets of Brooklyn

Acting Brooklyn (NY) District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, announced that 24 individuals — 22 of whom are residents of Virginia and one of Washington, DC — have been charged in a 627-count indictment with weapons offenses and conspiracy for trafficking guns purchased in Virginia to be sold on the streets of Brooklyn.

Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said, “In this unique case, we charged more defendants and recovered more firearms than in any other case in Brooklyn’s history. We will go wherever we must, including other states, to continue fighting the scourge of firearms trafficking. We will not rest until every individual allegedly importing illegal guns into our borough – and with them death and violence – has seen their names on an indictment like this one.”

Commissioner O’Neill said, “The illegal firearms sold during this investigation amount to a sizable arsenal. When twenty-four individuals can readily engage in interstate trafficking of 217 handguns, rifles and assault-type weapons, this nation has a serious gun-control problem. Over and over again, New York City finds itself the final destination for illegal firearms. Too often our citizens become victims of the associated gun violence. Our investigators and prosecutors will continue to relentlessly pursue those responsible for trafficking in illegal guns, wherever they are.”

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