NYC suspect in ‘Blixky Gang’ gun smuggling pleads guilty

A gun smuggler accused along with members of a Brooklyn-based gang of allegedly displaying illegal firearms in rap videos pleaded guilty to two federal felonies Thursday for his role in human trafficking.

Antonio “Storm” Eaddy, 25, described his involvement in the plan to ship guns between Atlanta, Georgia and New York City during a federal court hearing in Manhattan.

“From August 2020 to April 2021, I planned with others to ship guns between Atlanta and New York,” he told Judge Sidney Stein.

“I didn’t have a sales license. I set up selling by SMS. I texted others to see if they wanted to buy guns,” said Eaddy, who wears a blue prison uniform and has a cast on one of his legs.

He came down on one charge of conspiracy to engage in arms trafficking and another charge of aiding and abetting an armed carjacking.

As part of his role in the arms smuggling conspiracy, Eaddy orchestrated the sale of two guns in March 2021 to two co-conspirators, Argam Tah and Christopher Machado, according to the charges against him. The guns were then shipped from Georgia to New York, the FBI said.

Hand giving the middle finger next to a gun
Antonio “Storm” Eaddy pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to sell arms and another charge of aiding and abetting an armed carjacking.

Prosecutors received text messages showing Eaddy and his co-conspirators had access to expanded magazines, which they could sell for a higher profit.

Some of the firearms traded by the crew have been featured in music videos by members of the Brooklyn-based “Blixky Gang.”

A video for a song called “Word to Folk” showed a gang member removing magazines from handguns to show they were loaded, according to the indictment.

Music video of a person with a gun
The scheme involved transporting weapons between Atlanta, Georgia and New York City.

Eaddy also pleaded guilty to assisting an armed theft car at an Atlanta gas station that was caught on camera.

“I drove people there to commit the car theft so they could take the car. To be honest they wanted the car so I helped. It was a stupid decision,” Eaddy told the judge.

Eaddy faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

Additional reporting by Ben Feuerherd NYC suspect in ‘Blixky Gang’ gun smuggling pleads guilty


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