Three People With Huge Cache Of Loaded Weapons Arrested Outside Tunnel On Their Way Into New York City

Wills Robinson | Daily Mail

Three People With Huge Cache Of Loaded Weapons Arrested Outside Tunnel On Their Way Into New York City
Authorities believe the suspects were in possession of the firearms as part of criminal activity, likely heroin related. Credit: Police Handout

Three people have been arrested outside a New York City tunnel after police found a huge cache of weapons in their vehicle.

The heavily-armed trio were on their way into the city in the Holland Tunnel when they were stopped.

Officers then found multiple loaded guns, rifles, ballistic vests and a camouflage helmet.

Rounds of ammunition were also discovered inside.

The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8am, officials told NBC4.

Reports suggest they were initially pulled over for a cracked windshield.

The Joint Terrorism Task Force is assisting in the investigation. They said there was ‘no nexus to terrorism’.

Authorities believe the suspects were in possession of the firearms as part of criminal activity, likely heroin related.

Drugs were in the vehicle along with the guns, according to one law enforcement official.

One of the suspects allegedly told officers they were on their way to Queens.

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