Social media these days is a wonderful realm for modern businesses to connect with their consumers and showcase their products in a unique ways. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, I’m sure you can think of some of your favorite brands that have sold you on a product by means of using the ever-popular apps that flood our smartphones as wonderful advertising platforms.
The thing about the aforementioned companies is, well, they sell products that are legal in the U.S. trade market. New York based rapper, Neno Best, well he wasn’t.
The rising superstar in the Brooklyn rap game (his page has 68 likes on Facebook) was recently the center of the largest firearms bust in New York City history. How’d they get him? The rhyme machine was caught flaunting his semi-automatic products and presumably illegally obtained stacks of cash on his Instagram feed. The NYPD took notice…
How stupid can people be these days?
^ That stupid.
After becoming aware of Best’s exploits, the NYPD sent officers undercover into the trenches to find Neno and his cronies, where they realized just how big the scope of the southern-sourced gun running business was.
What’d they find? After multiple sales (58 occasions) to said undercover officer and wiretaps exhibiting the rapper speaking with his co-conspirators, the NYPD moved in and seized 254 firearms, including mostly handguns, but also several semi-automatics, rifles, and 2 shotguns.
In total, 19 people are currently being held culpable for supporting the operation that transported the massive amount of firearms from North and South Carolina to the New York metro area..
Of course, NYPD Commisioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg were proud of the boys in blue for the historical bust.
[via The Daily Mail]