8 Arrested in Scheme to Smuggle Guns in Buses into NYC

Eight people have been charged in a gun-running scheme to use cheap bus services to smuggle dozens of illegal guns across state lines into New York City.

The arrests were announced Wednesday by Brooklyn prosecutors. It was the latest in a series of cases aimed at stemming the steady flow of guns bought in states with lax gun-control laws for resale to criminals in New York.

Authorities say that over the past year, the main suspect arranged the purchase of 112 guns in Atlanta and Pittsburgh and brought them to New York as a passenger on buses run out of Chinatown.

They say he sold all the weapons to an undercover New York Police Department officer. Many of the sales took place in a Walgreens parking lot in Brooklyn.

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