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AP sources: 5 NYPD officers arrested in gun sting

AP sources: 5 New York Police Department officers are among 12 arrested in gun smuggling sting By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' Authorities say five New York City police officers are among 12 people arrested in a gun smuggling sting operation.

Two law enforcement officials described the case to The Associated Press on Tuesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the charges have not officially been made public.

They say those arrested also include three former NYPD officers, a corrections officer from New Jersey and three civilians.

They're accused of involvement in a ring that was trying to traffic automatic rifles, handguns, stolen cigarettes and slot machines.

Authorities were expected to discuss the case further at a news conference at the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan.

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