Law enforcement officials join forces to stop flow of illegal firearms across NY
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is working with the NYPD and DEA to get guns off the streets.
Officials held a news conference at John F. Kennedy International Airport this morning to discuss combined efforts in stopping the flow of illegal firearms and keeping them out of our neighborhoods.
“Our communities increasingly live in fear. Fear of the next shot, fear of the next stray bullet. Law enforcement must work in lock step to not only remove these weapons from the street, these weapons that cause fear and violence, but to also stop them from ever entering our neighborhoods," say Kevin O'Malley Jr., assistant special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations.
The CBP emphasized the importance of working with its partners to ensure that weapons never get to the streets.