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Georgia man busted for Brooklyn gun pipeline sentenced to 18 years

Michael Quick was convicted in April for selling more than 150 firearms to an undercover officer.

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.

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"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.

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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.

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