The gun sales allegedly happened between Sept. 3 and Nov. 12 in Manhattan, the DEA said in its release. Before each sale, Torres-Rincon reportedly traveled from Georgia to New York City and often drove with guns concealed inside a hidden compartment in his car, the DEA said.
Torres-Rincon charged $42,900 for 20 handguns and three assault weapons that were sold on the first three dates, according to the DEA release.
Twenty handguns, including pistols and revolvers, and five assault weapons were seized, the DEA said in its release. Some guns allegedly were stolen, according to the New York Police Department.
“Gun violence is surging across our city. Guns and drugs go hand in hand, and both lead to senseless deaths. Reducing the supply of illegal firearms on our streets is a top priority,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said in the news release.
An undercover officer bought cocaine on one occasion, and the monthlong wiretap investigation revealed Torres-Rincon allegedly negotiated larger narcotics deals, the DEA said.