Michael Quick, family facing 558 charges in gun trafficking ring

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson spoke today about the arrests. (4/30/14)

BROOKLYN - Police say Michael Quick and five members of his family are facing charges for an alleged gun trafficking ring.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson spoke today about the arrests. They say "Operation Lucky Seven" was a seven-month undercover sting operation in which 155 guns were sold from Georgia to the Canarsie area of Brooklyn. The guns were sold for a total of $126,000.

Bratton says this pipeline of firearms, which has been shut down, is the biggest single-gun sale in NYPD history. 

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Officials say Michael Quick and his family were responsible for the firearm ring. Investigators say Quick made 13 trips from Georgia to Canarsie, and transported as many as 25 guns per trip.

The suspects are facing charges for 558 counts of conspiracy and criminal possession of a firearm in the first degree. 

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