Indictments of Traffickers Gets Weapons off Street

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Five men accused of selling thousands of dollars of illegal weapons to undercover NYPD detectives are under indictment.

Queens District Attorney Robert Browne says the indictments will ultimately make New York safer.

BROWNE: Illegal hand guns exact a deadly toll. Last year for example in Queens, 60% of our homicides were a result of gun violence.

REPORTER: Authorities recovered 38 weapons, including sawed-off shotguns and semiautomatic pistols.

The weapons were priced anywhere from $500 to $2,400.


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