The arrest caps a yearlong investigation, that began in early 2009, that saw Burroughs allegedly negotiate the sale of firearms -- including AK-47s, assault rifles with scopes and .40-caliber guns -- during "deals" with informants in which he praised Hamas and Hezbollah and suggested killing cops and Jews, sources said.
He showed up at the Westchester Square warehouse expecting to collect a cool $10,000 for a pair of night-vision goggles, two bulletproof vests and 200,000 counterfeit cigarette stamps, a source said. Burroughs was instead hauled away by city and state tax agents, and investigators from the Bronx DA's Office. He later referred to Hamas as "my people" and declared, "Hezbollah good, Hezbollah strong," a source said.
On another occasion, the informants gave him a Koran and said they wanted to do "something big." He suggested they blow up a police station, a police car or the Jewish Community Center on Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street, the source said. Burroughs even brought the informants to South Carolina on multiple occasions to meet his gun connections and handle the exchanges, sources said, more from this source............
Palestinian Charged in Conspiracy to Possess Stolen Firearms Including Fully Automatic Weapons in Miami, Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel of West Bank Palestinian Authority & Yanny Aguila Urbay of Hialeah.
Two Charged in Conspiracy to Possess Stolen Firearms, Including Fully Automatic Weapons. Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, announced today that defendants Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel, 23, of West Bank Palestinian Authority, and Yanny Aguila Urbay, 24, of Hialeah, were charged by separate Complaints.
Specifically, the Complaints charge Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel and Yanny Aguila Urbay with one count of conspiracy to possess stolen firearms, that is, M-16s, AK-47s, and silencers, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.
Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel, who attended Hialeah Senior High, told a cop posing as a weapons dealer that the M-16s, AK-47s, grenades and other items “were for his people, and would be sent outside of the United States” to the Palestinian Authority, a criminal complaint states.
“Hamayel explained that a `family friend’ . . . from the same village in the West Bank would provide the necessary funds for the purchase of the weapons and explosives,” according to the complaints. “Hamayel indicated the `family friend’ lives in Miami.’
Later that April, Hamayel asked the government informant if he had found a potential supplier. Hamayel said he had a “contact” in New York who was a “member of his group” and had done similar transactions in the past, more from this source……
If convicted, the defendants face a statutory maximum of five (5) years and a $250,000 fine. Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its Task Force partners. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Sherwin and Karen Gilbert.
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