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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eight alleged gang members have been charged with selling more than a dozen illegal guns and drugs to undercover operatives, the Queens District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

The defendants were identified by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown as members of the Trinitarios, a violent New York-based Dominican street gang, and the eighth as a member of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a violent street gang composed primarily of Central Americans.

They were charged with criminal sale of firearms, and other weapons and drug charges.

Prosecutors alleged that the defendants sold undercover agents from the NYPD 14 guns – in some cases with ammunition – along with cocaine, marijuana and the stimulant MDPV – also known as bath salts. The buys allegedly took place between November 2012 and June 2014.

“The District Attorney’s Office is committed to ridding our communities of illegal guns and narcotics. Illegal firearms…

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