Prosecutor: Crime ring was bringing guns from Ohio to New Jersey

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(AP) -- Authorities say seven members of a gun trafficking ring that transported illegal firearms from Ohio to New Jersey have been indicted on numerous charges, including racketeering and conspiracy.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewel announced the indictment Wednesday. He says at least 30 guns made their way between the two states from April 2016 through July 2017.

Authorities say 25-year-old Chucky Scott, of Columbus, Ohio, was the ringleader. They say another Columbus resident, 26-year-old Anthony Hammond, bought guns for Scott in Ohio and helped him deliver some of the weapons to Camden, New Jersey.

The other five defendants are New Jersey men who allegedly served as middlemen to help arrange gun sales in Camden.

It wasn't known Wednesday if any of the defendants have retained attorneys.

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