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Rapper's always brag about "keeping it real." One Brooklyn, New rapper named Neno Best, real name Mathew Best, kept it so real he helped the NYPD bring down a ring of gun dealers.
Best posted photos on Instagram of guns and cash. He also made a video on YouTube bragging about "packing more guns than the Air Force."
Mathew Best a.k.a. Neno Best
Best's boasts led to an investigation that led to his arrest along with 18 others. More than 200 guns were seized, including SKS semi-automatic Soviet-era rifles that are capable of shooting through "a project door, through the next door, through a wall, through the next wall into the next apartment" sources told the New York Daily News. "That will go through a car, a cop's armor. That will go through anything we've got."
It's the largest gun bust in New York City history.
"Thank God these guns are off the streets," Mayor Bloomberg said at Police Headquarters.
26-year old Best was selling guns out of his studio. The investigation into his activities led to Adeji Omole, who was buying guns from two men in the Carolinas.
Authorities used wiretaps and surveillance to penetrate the ring. One undercover agent was able to purchase many of the weapons over the last year
Earl Campbell, 23, of Rock Hill, S.C. is accused of selling 90 guns, including two assault rifles, for nearly $75,000, during 24 meetings with the undercover officer beginning in October.
Walter Walker, 29, of Sanford, N.C., is accused of selling 116 guns, including five assault weapons and a machine gun, for $82,000 during 19 meetings with the undercover detective over 10 months beginning last September.
“There is no doubt that the seizure of these guns – the largest bust in the city’s history – has saved lives,’’ Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement. “For that reason, every New Yorker, in every part of our city, owes a debt of thanks to all those involved in this investigation.”
Mayor Bloomberg Announces the Largest Seizure of Illegal Guns in City History