Disgraced N.M. Cop Busted With Gun At Queens Midtown Tunnel

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A disgraced New Mexico state police officer who was drummed off the drive for stealing gasoline from his fellow cops was busted on the Queens Midtown Tunnel for making an attempt to go himself off as legislation enforcement when a gun was present in his pick-up truck, police sources stated.

Police at the moment are making an attempt to find out if Justin Romero is concerned in gun trafficking crew that transports unlawful weapons from New Mexico to New York, the sources stated.

Romero, 29, was arrested about 2 p.m. Friday when Bridge and Tunnel officers performed a routine site visitors cease on the Queens facet of the tunnel.

His Dodge Ram pickup truck was stopped for not having a entrance license plate or any registration and inspection stickers, sources stated.

Romero flashed a commemorative New Mexico state police protect given out to mark the 80th anniversary of the division – however not a reputable police protect – and stated he was a cop. However when he couldn’t present any ID, Bridge and Tunnel Police Officers Reginald Ledee and Jason Vasquez and their supervisor, Lt. John Seeger, obtained suspicious.

Romero claimed that he left the ID in his pockets, which he didn’t have on him, however a fast test proved he hadn’t been a cop in New Mexico for greater than a 12 months and a half.

After 342 days as a New Mexico state policeman, Romero was kicked off the drive in June 2016 for filling up his girlfriend’s automotive with gasoline meant for division automobiles, New Mexico police confirmed.

After a loaded .45-caliber handgun was discovered inside a pocket on the motive force’s-side door, Officers Ledee and Vasquez arrested Romero for impersonating a police officer, weapons possession, possession of a cast instrument — the commemorative protect — and driving with no license, cops stated. His arraignment was pending Saturday.

Sources stated that he was repeatedly questioned about gun trafficking however not charged.

Three folks within the automobile had been questioned and let go after cops decided they had been bringing sandwiches to Manhattan for a catering firm, sources stated.

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