- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say 10 people have been charged in connection with a gun trafficking ring that saw firearms shipped from southern states into the Bronx and later sold to undercover officers.

Investigators say 50 firearms were seized in the bust, including a gift-wrapped AK-47 that was delivered to an undercover detective a week before Christmas.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said Tuesday the defendants include residents of the Bronx, Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania, and they were attempting to bring in 30 more guns before police stopped the operation.

None of the guns seized by authorities have traced back to violent crimes but police say four were reported to have been stolen.

Most of the suspects have been charged with criminal sale of a firearm.


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