Police Make Major Gun Bust
A major gun bust in Broome County has resulted in the arrest arrest of 64 year-old Ramadan Abdullah and the seizure of numerous weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Details of the bust were outlined in a late morning press conference and press release provided by Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell.
According to information released from the DA's Office Johnson City Police and the New York State Police Abdullah was arrested on May 31st for shoplifting ammunition from Gander Mountain in Johnson City. That led to a search warrant being executed on a storage unit in the Town of Union that was rented in Abdullah's name.
Recovered in that storage unit were four loaded handguns, eight assault weapons, 64 high-capacity ammunition feeding devices, one loaded shotgun, two rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition for rifles, pistols and assault weapons. Also seized from that storage unit were 50 caliber armor piercing incendiary rounds, flak jackets and numerous firearm parts.
Subsequent search warrants were executed to other properties that were tied to Abdullah. Seized in those searches were an additional loaded firearm, numerous rounds of .38 caliber ammunition and high capacity ammunition feeding devices with additional ammunition.
Abdullah has been charged with: Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree, a Class C Felony (four counts); Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree, a Class D Felony; Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fifth degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.
Abdullah was sent to the Broome County Jail and is awaiting arraignment. Police say they are continuing the investigation into the case.