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Reputed Gang 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, in Westchester County, and Connecticut. The firearms ranged from .22 caliber pistols to assault weapons. The suspects face charges of conspiracy and 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 spelled 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.

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