Ex-NYPD Officer Gets 15 Years in Prison for Stealing Guns

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012  |  Updated 2:24 PM EDT
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(Pool Photo by Jefferson Siegel) - 9th Precinct Police Officer Nicholas Mina in Manhattan Supreme Court. He was arrested for selling the guns of other police officers. (Jefferson Siegel/for NY Daily News)

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NYPD Officer Accused of Stealing Guns from Precinct to Support Trafficking Ring

An NYPD officer has been arrested in connection with a months-long firearms trafficking investigation after he allegedly stole guns from his precinct to be sold on the street and arranged drug buys while on duty, authorities said.Nicholas Mina was arrested late Thursday and charged with conspiracy, grand larceny and sale of a firearm, among other crimes. Information on an attorney wasn't immediately available. He and four co-conspirators who were also arrested were scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
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A former NYPD officer was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in prison Wednesday after admitting to stealing guns from police lockers and selling them to drug dealers to pay for his addiction to the painkiller oxycodone, the Manhattan district attorney's office said.

Authorities said Mina sold four stolen NYPD-issued guns to a drug ring. He made a plea deal in October.

Mina, his suspected dealer, and three accomplices were arrested in July.

He was an officer nearly five years and worked in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood.

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