A Georgia man responsible for trafficking more than 150 firearms — including assault weapons — into New York City between 2013 and 2014 was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Michael Quick was convicted in April after an eight-month sting operation by undercover NYPD officers, who got more than 151 firearms off the streets in the course of the investigation.
“This harsh prison sentence reflects our determination to bring to justice out-of-state firearms traffickers who use lax gun laws down south to flood our city with guns,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson in a statement Thursday.
Authorities said Quick smuggled an AR-15 assault rifle, MAC-11 subcompact machine pistol, two TEC-9 semiautomatic pistols and a variety of pistols and revolvers over the course of 13 trips between LaGrange, Ga. and the corner of Foster Avenue and East 96th Street in Canarsie.
One 9mm gun in Georgia could be resold in Brooklyn for $1,000, the DA’s office said, adding that Quick scored $126,000 over the course of the investigation.
One particular shipment by Quick included 25 guns — the largest single weapons buy in NYPD’s history.
Quick pleaded guilty to the charges against him.