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NJ woman busted with 100 illegally trafficked handguns: sources
By Larry Celona, Craig McCarthy,
A New Jersey woman was busted with 100 illegally trafficked handguns that cops say she planned to sell throughout New York and New Jersey, The Post has learned.
Claudine Kammo, 43, of Union City, was arrested Friday just hours after federal agents and law enforcement from both states raided her storage unit in North Bergen, police sources said.
Cops found 97 brand-new Canik 9mm firearms, each packed in shipping boxes with two magazines, the sources said. Three other guns were seized separately.
The NYPD got wind of the illegal plot to bring guns into the tri-state area that were purchased by a Vermont firearms dealer after being imported from a Louisiana wholesaler, according to sources.
NYC detectives then looped in the New Jersey State Police, which got the warrant to search the storage unit, sources said.
“This work highlights law enforcement’s effectiveness in working collaboratively with all partners to fight crime and keep New York City and New Jersey safe,” the source said.
“This crime presented a significant public threat,” the source said, adding, “This seizure prevented numerous crimes and saved lives. The NYPD is focused on stopping the flow of illegal guns into NYC and eradicating gun violence.”
Kammo was charged with unlawful possession of the stolen handguns, sources said.
She was picked up earlier this year in Secaucus, NJ, for allegedly shoplifting $15,000 worth of goods, police confirmed.
Her last run-in with the NYPD was back in 2019 on an allegation of driving without a license, sources said.
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