Two half-brothers were arrested on Tuesday night after allegedly conducting a gunrunning operation through New York City. The weapons were smuggled from South Carolina to Chinatown via the I-95 corridor, according to officials.
Shavar Stuckey, 31, and Levon Jackson, 30, were the main operators of the business, New York Daily News reports.
The two had smugglers use private buses to transport the guns — which included assault rifles, semi-automatic pistols, and an assortment of shotguns. The report said Uber or a train was then used to deliver the weapons to Stuckey and Jackson.
“[Their actions] endangered the passengers, drivers, and residents of Chinatown,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.
A Rockefeller Center sous chef, 32-year-old Devon Heatley was also arrested for assisting the two men.
Other accomplices were Troy Allen, 32, Shakial Shephard, 22, and Liq’uel Robinson, 19, who also took part of the gunrunning operation, officials said.
Apparently, Stuckey had sold firearms to an undercover cop more than 42 times.
“I’ve been going back and forth for years,” Stuckey told Allen in a recorded phone conversation this past December. “I built this s–t, bro, from nothing. I was coming down there … bring hammers back. That was me!”
Stuckey was ordered to be held without bail on Wednesday, according to reports. The others were ordered to be held on $500,000 bail.
H/T: New York Daily News
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