Police recovered 254 firearms in New York City
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New York recovers 254 guns in 'largest-ever guns bust'

New York City police have arrested 19 people in what authorities are calling the city's largest-ever guns bust.

Police recovered 254 firearms, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

The guns were brought to the city from the US states of North and South Carolina by traffickers travelling on buses, authorities said.

Mr Bloomberg is one of the most prominent proponents of strict gun control in the US, criticising the easy availability of firearms.

Nick Bryant reports.

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