Authorities: Bloods members indicted in gunrunning ring

Ten reputed members of the Bloods street gang have been indicted in a gunrunning ring that smuggled weapons to New York City for resale.



Authorities unsealed the 367-count indictment Wednesday.



They say the gang would use Metro-North to smuggle weapons into the city from Port Chester and Connecticut. The firearms ranged from .22 caliber pistols to assault weapons.



The suspects face charges of conspiracy, criminal possession and criminal sale of firearms.



One defendant was indicted separately on a murder conspiracy charge.



The alleged ring leader used the nickname "Redrum" -- murder spelling backward



State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the allegations lay out a disturbing but "all too familiar" pattern of gun trafficking and violence.



Authorities say an undercover officer bought nearly 100 guns on 47 separate occasions from the suspects.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."