A Queens man was charged Monday after police said they found more than 70 firearms and about 50,000 rounds of ammunition in the basement of his home — all of which were found in a single search warrant.
Ronald Drabman, 60, was illegally stashing the arsenal of weapons and ammo in his home on 208th St. in Bayside, according to police.
Police laid out 71 guns in all, including 23 handguns, and 45 shotguns, rifles, and assault weapons, plus 100 high-capacity magazines.
The Sunday raid and massive seizure was initiated from a tipster in Brooklyn a day before. Authorities said it was one of the largest weapons seizures in the city under a single search warrant.
"There are a lot of times when we get weapons and you'll see them laid out like this after a six-, eight-month investigation," NYPD Chief of Intelligence Thomas Galati said at a press conference, where the firearms were displayed.
"This is one person that possessed all of these weapons and, like I say, an unprecedented amount of ammunition," Galati continued. "If you look at some of these weapons — high powered assault rifles, large magazines for them, plus a lot of handguns as well."
Police said Drabman did not have a license to own or sell guns. Police said they believe he acted alone, but will continue investigating to determine where he got the guns.
Drabman has not yet been arraigned. Police did not immediately what he exactly he planned to do with the weapons.
Drabman faces dozens of counts of criminal possession of a weapon, including one count for criminal sale of a firearm. If convicted on all counts, he faces up to 25 years in prison.