The Post has discovered that a woman in New Jersey was arrested with 100 illegally trafficked pistols that she intended to sell across New York and New Jersey.
Union City resident Claudine Kammo, 43, was taken into custody on Friday, hours after a joint operation including federal investigators and law officials from New Jersey and New York searched her North Bergen storage facility, according to police sources.
Sources said police discovered 97 brand-new Canik 9mm pistols, each with two magazines still in the packaging. Separately, three other firearms were discovered.
According to reports, the NYPD learned of a conspiracy to illegally import firearms into the tri-state area through a Louisiana wholesaler who was purchased by a Vermont firearms dealer.
The New Jersey State Police reportedly obtained the warrant to search the storage facility after being contacted by New York City detectives.
According to the source, “this work underscores the effectiveness of law enforcement in working closely with all partners to fight crime and keep New York City and New Jersey safe.”
This seizure stopped several crimes and saved lives, the source claimed, calling the offense a “serious public threat.” The New York Police Department’s main priority is preventing the entry of illegal firearms into the city and ending gun crime.
According to these same reports, Kammo was arrested for illegally possessing the stolen pistols.
Earlier this year, she was arrested in Secaucus, New Jersey, for allegedly stealing $15,000 worth of merchandise.
According to our sources, she last had contact with the NYPD in 2019 when she was accused of driving without a valid license.
Kammo did not respond to any of our calls.