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Cache-ing in: Police uncover trove of illegal guns

Loaded: Police seized a small army’s worth of guns and grenades stashed at a Bath Beach apartment on May 18.
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You bet your arsenal this was a big bust.

Police recovered more than two dozen firearms and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in a raid on a 19th Avenue apartment just a couple blocks from the 62nd Precinct building on May 18. The cache included 14 rifles, three shotguns, six handguns, two flare guns, a grenade launcher, two tear gas grenades, five pounds of explosive powder, 100 high-capacity magazines, and two Tommy gun magazines.

Police arrested a 53-year-old woman and charged her with more than a dozen felony counts and some misdemeanor charges. Some of the firearms in the war chest were registered under the woman’s now-deceased husband, but she failed to turn in his permit for the hardware when he passed away, police said.

The department’s police impersonation unit and pistol license division conducted the raid on the home near Benson Avenue in Bath Beach. Police had information that the woman’s husband had a forged New York City Police Department identification card, although investigators did not recover one in the raid.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at dlynch@cnglocal.com.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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