Brooklyn cops broke up a huge, Virginia-based weapons-smuggling outfit and seized 217 weapons — the biggest firearms bust in the borough’s history, authorities said today, according to the New York Post.
Gun runners were caught on tape boasting about the commonwealth’s weaker gun laws that allowed them to easily assemble their cache of weapons, which they sold up north, according to police and prosecutors.
Suspect Antwan Walker was recorded on a wiretap saying there’s a nonstop flow of legally purchased guns in Virginia. All the weapons seized were purchased legally by suspects or their straw buyers in Virginia, officials said. All 217 weapons were purchased through one NYPD cop, working undercover and making multiple buys. Read more at the New York Post.