Two Defendants Arrested for Trafficking Guns From Virginia to Queens & Long Island
Defendants Allegedly Distributed an “Assault Rifle”[really just an AR15], High-Caliber Handguns.
Eastern District of New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- An indictment was unsealed recently in federal court in Central Islip charging Derrick Hughes and Ronald Robinson with a gun trafficking conspiracy involving the sale of at least 19 firearms, including an AR-15 multi-caliber rifle. The defendants were arrested Thursday, September 6, 2018. Hughes was arraigned this afternoon in federal court in Central Islip before United States Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson. Robinson was arraigned this afternoon at the federal courthouse in Norfolk, Virginia. Both defendants were ordered detained pending bail hearings.
Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent-in-Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New York Field Division (ATF), William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and Patrick J. Ryder, Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), announced the indictment.
“As alleged in the indictment, the defendants’ illegal trafficking of firearms brought deadly weapons to the streets of Long Island,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue. “These arrests demonstrate the commitment by this Office and our law …Read the Rest