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A yearlong undercover operation by the new York city police department leads to a major bust there were nineteen arrests made as part of this investigation.
Which broke up a major gun running operation police say two primary defendants made numerous trips to New York City from north and South Carolina.
Personally transporting as many as fourteen illegal firearms at a time.
Using economy -- lines the weapons included high capacity assault weapons a fully automatic machine gun and handguns.
Illegal guns were recovered in this investigation this is the biggest firearms take down.
In the department's history.
Police commissioner Ray Kelly says police officers risk their lives taking weapons off the street.
And to keep the city safe.
Every day new York city police offices.
Must perform incredibly dangerous work.
To prevent them from getting into the hands of criminals.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg also took a moment to tout the city's highly controversial stop and frisk program.
Last week a federal judge ruled the city's policy was unconstitutional.
Because it disproportionately targets blacks and Hispanics.
Wiretapped -- -- stations from this investigation.
Show that one of the gun traffickers biggest concerns was to stop question frisk.
A federal judge -- appointed a monitor to direct changes to the NYPD.
City lawmakers are set to vote Thursday on overriding and they oral -- to create an inspector general for the police department.
Among other changes mayor Michael Bloomberg has resisted the push for more oversight.
In New York Ainsley Earhardt Fox News.
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