A random check of a sailboat on the East River this week, uncovered an unexpected catch – a boatload of weapons below deck.
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) July 27, 2016
When the locked vault containing several unlicensed guns was discovered, the USCG alerted NYPD harbor units, who promptly seized the cache and arrested Jacob Antwerpen, a car dealer from Annapolis, Md.
As reported by the New York Post, the vessel was apparently sailing from Maryland to Boston when the Coast Guard stopped it for a safety inspection.
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee