A Queens man was busted with more than 70 weapons including shotguns, handguns and rifles, as well as 50,000 rounds of ammunition, in his basement, police said Monday.
Ronald Drabman, 60, was arrested Sunday after an investigation led NYPD cops from Brooklyn to the weapons cache in his basement on 208th Street in Oakland Gardens, authorities said. Drabman has two prior arrests, including for possessing an illegal .357-caliber handgun in 2017, police said.
The haul by police Sunday was one of the largest weapons seizures in the city under a single search warrant, NYPD Chief of Intelligence Thomas Galati said at a press conference announcing the bust.
Galati also praised the coordinated effort by several divisions of the NYPD to make the arrest.
“Collaboration between the criminal intel section, the members of the 81 Precinct, the Emergency Services, resulted in the seizure of this large cache of weapons,” he said.