Twin Cities Men Operated Illegal Machine Gun Trafficking Network on SnapChat

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Three local men have been arrested following the disruption of an online machinegun distribution network. Rafael Carter Wesley, 19, Kyrees Darious Johnson, 22, and Avont Akira Drayton, 21, face charges of unlawful possession of machineguns. According to U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger, law enforcement detected a Snapchat group named “BLICCS&STICCS3,” which was suspected of being used to facilitate the trafficking of machineguns, firearms, and controlled substances. Documents reveal that undercover officers joined the group in March. They posted images of a prop firearm, prompting Wesley to offer...

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