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Six Firearms Traffickers Indicted On 558-Count Charge

Police indicted six people for bringing arms in from Georgia with the intent to sell them to buyers in Canarsie.

Photo credit: Teknorat via Flickr.com
Photo credit: Teknorat via Flickr.com
A seven-month investigation by NYPD's firearm unit led to the arrest of six people now facing charges for intending to sell a "large number" of guns purchased in Georgia to buyers in Brooklyn.

Police said in a press release Wednesday that Michael Brewer Quick, Rodney Cantrell Brewer, Emmanuel Caswell, Aliya Camille Dowell, Albert Ellis Pless, and Marcus White have been indicted on a 558-count charge for their crimes.

The indictment states that Quick, who has a residency in Georgia as well as Staten Island, conspired with five other individuals to acquire an arsenal of guns from Georgia and the surrounding areas and send them to the Canarsie area of Brooklyn with the intention to amass huge profits from their sale.

All defendants are charged with conspiracy in the fourth degree, and all but Dowell are charged with possession of a firearm in the first degree.

“Guns sold illegally find their way into the hands of criminals and often destroy lives. This family of gun traffickers did not hesitate to distribute illegal guns in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, but thanks to the hard work of the investigators and prosecutors involved, this pipeline of firearms has been shut down,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

bruce stokes May 04, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Note, to the anti gun movement. These people are selling illegal fire arms, to people who are felons . Most gun owners buy over counter at gun stores background checked for the last 30 years. Legal gun owners, are not shooting up the county . We are hunter's & believers in the second amendment .
Tideline May 04, 2014 at 08:54 AM
The SAFE Act has nothing to do with this story. Buying guns out of state and then bringing them in, was always a crime, so is selling guns to Felons these guns are Pistols which is also not covered by the SAFE Act. The SAFE Act is aimed at making it more difficult for Firearms owner's to protect themselves and exercise their Second Amendment Rights. Vote against those responsible this November. Cuomo, Skelos, etc must go. Just once I would like to see the Patch do a Pro Gun story.
Dan Cox May 05, 2014 at 10:17 PM
YO, CPD Commish. McCarthy... take a lesson here...
John Tips May 06, 2014 at 10:19 AM
We hope that their judge will throw the book at these people at their trials! Nothing was said about these crooks if they had prior convictions as felons already?

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