26 arrested in Newark gun, drug ring bust

Thousands of dollars worth of guns and drugs are off the streets after a major drug and guns bust in Essex County. After a three-month

Investigators in Essex County made the arrests after a three-month investigation.

Investigators in Essex County made the arrests after a three-month investigation. (12/20/12)

NEWARK - Thousands of dollars worth of guns and drugs are off the streets after a major drug and guns bust in Essex County.

After a three-month investigation dubbed Operation Buy Walk, Essex County investigators say they’ve arrested 26 people in connection with the crimes. The suspects are primarily from Newark and the Oranges.

Officers collected a total of six weapons, including an AK-47 with the capacity to discharge 30 rounds from a single clip.

Detectives say they also seized $2,800 in cash and $4,000 worth of drugs.

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