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    NYPD announces 250 illegal firearms seized, 19 arrested in gun ring that stretched into South

    An unnamed undercover cop bought the weapons from two Southern weapons runners, leading to their arrest along with 17 accomplices, officials said Monday at a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

    The biggest gun bust in city history netted more than 250 firearms, 19 arrests and a wiretap where a suspect says he fears stop-and-frisk, officials said Monday.

    A lone undercover cop bought the weapons over the last year from two Southern weapons runners, leading to their arrest along with 17 accomplices, officials said Monday.

    "Thank God these guns are off the streets," Mayor Bloomberg said at Police Headquarters, surrounded by law enforcement officials and standing before two tables filled with dozens of firearms, including military-grade automatic weapons.

    "There is no doubt that the seizure of these guns has saved lives."

    NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly heaped praise on the unnamed undercover detective, who did not appear at the news conference in order to protect his identity and ongoing work.

    "More than 200 guns is an astonishing number to recover by one undercover," Kelly said.

    Both Bloomberg and Kelly seized upon a comment from suspect Earl Campbell of Rock Hill, S.C., who was caught on wiretap saying he didn't want to bring guns to Brooklyn for fear they would be discovered if he were stopped and frisked.

    "I'm in Brownsville," Kelly quoted Campbell as saying. "We got like, umm, uh, whatchamacallit, stop and frisk."

    Bloomberg credited the city's stop-and-frisk laws with taking 8,000 guns off the street.

    A federal judge found components of the practice unconstitutional and ordered major changes last week.

    The gun-sales case began a year ago when an unrelated narcotics investigation uncovered evidence that aspiring Brooklyn rapper Matthew Best, 26, was selling weapons out of his makeshift Ocean Hill recording studio.

    Best even alluded to the sales on Instagram and YouTube, Kelly said.

    The investigation into Best led law enforcement to focus on Brooklyn gun broker, Adeji Omole, 31. Omole was buying guns from two men running unrelated but strikingly similar operations from the Carolinas, officials said.

    The undercover detective soon started buying up scores of weapons from both men.

    Campbell, 23, is accused of selling 90 guns, including two assault rifles, for nearly $75,000, during 24 meetings with the undercover officer beginning in October.

    Walter Walker, 29, of Sanford, N.C., is accused of selling 116 guns, including five assault weapons and a machine gun, for $82,000 during 19 meetings with the undercover detective over 10 months beginning last September.

    Both men personally carried up to 14 guns at a time to the city, often traveling on overnight buses to Chinatown, Kelly said.

    The undercover snapped up every gun the two runners offered during the investigation to prevent them from hitting the streets, officials said.

    During one sale, Campbell's girlfriend, Kendall Danielle Jones, who has also been indicted, tried to assemble a Norinco SKS assault rifle from parts she pulled from her zebra-striped suitcase, officials said.

    Even after consulting a YouTube instructional video on her smartphone, she was unable to put the lethal weapon together. The undercover agreed to buy it disassembled for $1,100, officials said.

    "It's both horrifying and comical," Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said of the sale.

    "They had no concept of the violence and mayhem they were causing. It was all about money."

    Both Walker and Campbell tapped a loose network of suppliers in the Carolinas, who were aware their guns would be sold illegally in New York, officials said. Those suppliers have been indicted as well after being identified through wiretaps.

    Arrests of the suspects began Aug. 2.

    Guns seized in the massive bust announced Monday included a fully automatic MAC-11 pistol with a silencer as large as the gun.

    "In about five seconds, you get 32 rounds spraying down the street," a law enforcement source said of the gun.

    The seizure also includes two SKS, a semi-automatic Soviet-era rifle. One had a laser-dot sight attached and a suppressor on the front that eliminates flash and smoke to make it harder to tell where the gunman is firing from.

    "This SKS will go through a project door, through the next door, through a wall, through the next wall into the next apartment," the source said.

    "That will go through a car, a cop's armor. That will go through anything we've got."
    The mayor has poured millions of dollars of his personal fortune into lobbying for tighter gun-control laws nationwide.

    "Year after year guns flow into our city from states that don't have common sense gun laws," Bloomberg said Monday.

    "Weak gun laws at the federal and state level have a direct and growing impact on the safety of people in our city."

  • #2
    So these guns are no longer for sale..?


    • #3
      Originally posted by NextGenOfc View Post
      So these guns are no longer for sale..?
      That's what I was thinking. There are a couple I'd like to look at.


      • #4
        I'm sure Holder and co can get you some...


        • #5
          Originally posted by btfp View Post
          I'm sure Holder and co can get you some...

          Only if you live in Mexico


          • #6

            Seems as though it is Mayor Bloomberg who lacks common sense these days. He accuses other states (such as VA, NC or SC) of not having "common sense" gun laws - yet the states he seems to despise are actually safer in which to live than is NYC.

            If the 'weak gun laws' are to blame, then why do the states with strict, draconian gun laws nearly always have more violent crime? Why do the media chumps not call him on this?

            His problem is not out-of-state guns, but rather is home-grown thugs!

            The comments above reflect my personal opinion as a private citizen, ordinary motorist and all-around good guy.

            The aforementioned advice should not be construed to represent any type of professional opinion, legal counsel or other type of instruction with regard to traffic laws, judicial proceedings or official agency policy.


            "Ignorance on fire is hotter than knowledge on ice."


            • #7
              Not too far distance in the past, few of Bloomy's NYPD officers were busted for working as gun traffickers. He should be more worried about his house before he looks at other places.


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