Police arrest 6 in Georgia-to-New York illegal gun sale

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities in New York City say they've arrested six people and charged them with selling 155 guns transported from Georgia to an undercover officer in Brooklyn.

Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said at a press conference Wednesday that one purchase of 25 weapons during the seven-month investigation was the single largest illegal gun buy in NYPD history.

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson said the 558-count indictment against Michael Brewer Quick, his wife, two uncles and two others includes charges they sold more than $126,000 worth of firearms.

Authorities say the 32-year-old LaGrange, Georgia, man sold 151 handguns, an AR-15 assault rifle, and TEC-9 and MAC-11 automatic weapons. They say a $200 handgun bought in Georgia could be resold for $1,000 in Brooklyn.

Attorney information for Quick wasn't immediately available.

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