Brooklyn Rapper Neno Best Indicted In Largest Gun Bust In NYC History

(AllHipHop News) If the HBO series The Wire focused on illegal gun smuggling instead of illegal drugs it would most likely resemble the latest story of a major gun bust in New York City. Using wiretaps and undercover police officers, NYPD’s year-long investigation brought down a multi-state gun trafficking ring that included one local rapper named Neno Best (born Matthew Best).

Best and 18 others were indicted on 552 counts including conspiracy, criminal sale of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon. The case centers around 208 guns that were confiscated by police worth approximately $160,000. Officials called the case the biggest gun bust in New York City history.

Neno Best is accused of provided his Brooklyn studio as one of the base of operations for the gun sales in New York City. An undercover officer says Best’s Ocean Hill studio was the scene where fellow defendant Walter Walker sold guns on 11 different occasions.

Apparently, the guns were often laid out in plain view in the studio. According to authorities, Best played a role in the largest sale of the entire investigation in February of this year – 14 guns for $9,700.

The case also included smuggling rings stretching to North and South Carolina. Walker and another defendant, Earl Campbell, are accused of separately transporting guns from their respective homes states back to New York using the Chinatown bus lines.

16 of the indicted individuals in the case were arrested in New York, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Three others were already in custody on unrelated charges.

“There is no doubt that the seizure of these guns – the largest bust in the city’s history – has saved lives. For that reason, every New Yorker, in every part of our city owes a debt of thanks to all those involved in this investigation,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Neno Best was indicted on one count of conspiracy. He faces up to 4 years in prison if convicted.

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Check out pictures from the bust below.


    what a joke of an investigstion. BNiggest bust in history of NY huh. Them racist ass politicians always trying to make niggaz look bad. $9700 was the biggest sale. Nigga please. A real gun r will sneeze at that shit.

    • Blaq_Boi

      Takin the race sh*t too far homes. Would you feel the same if these “small scale” guns killed some of your kin folk?! It’s ok, I’ll wait.

    • Casor_G

      Ignorance at its finest

  • johnblacksad

    I ain’t gun savvy at all… just to think that some of them might have bodies on ’em… brrr… scary!

    Edo… I kno you recognize most of them sh!ts… anything noteworthy here?

    and why most of these guns got scary muzzles like that?

    My message for today :

    Don’t play with guns… guns are bad! (I only like em in gangsta songs and movies, but not in real life)

  • KLewis

    I’m not a big gun supporter, but do you think the defense could try to plead the 2nd amendment and get the NRA on their side?

    • RichFromBX

      probably not, the NRA believes that their should be some set of laws in place but what they don’t want to see is a complete abolishment of guns – these guys are straight up criminals. the NRA defends law-abiding people who want to own guns not people who’s sole purpose is to arm drug crews.

  • johnblacksad

    Lil’ Keke said :
    “I’ll catch a pistol case before I leave IT at the crib”

    before I leave IT… double G! Grammatically gangsta!

  • johnblacksad

    “I got seven Mc-Elevens, about eight… Thirty-Eights
    nine Nines, ten Mc-Tens the sh!t never end”
    -Ya’ll know who

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      RIP PAC!

      • johnblacksad


      • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

        gimmie that cockk

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        u gay azz mother fu(ka!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        RIP BIG

  • johnblacksad

    Styles P said :
    “N!ggaz can never tell their man that I was puzzy, unless they got a gun, and I ain’t got one, I MIGHT let you push me”

    He said he ‘might’…. GANGSTA GANGSTA!!!! (*n my gangsta grillz voice*)

  • mike malarkey

    is that all?

  • johnblacksad

    Freeway said :
    “Even tho I have a short temper, had a long a day
    I will kill a tall n!gga with a long K”

    Funny but… GANGSTA!

  • johnblacksad

    ” ‘Please don’t shoot Scarface’, I looked him in the eye, then I shot him in his face”

    How gangsta is that?!!!

  • johnblacksad

    “I got two guns, you have two guns, let’s have a foursome”
    -Hell Ruger Rell

  • Terrance Goodman

    Shit the detectives don’t even have to earn a check nuggas turning they self in

  • johnblacksad

    “I got big things poppin, lil things stoppin
    Walk inside my closet you can go gun shoppin
    Them handguns cockin, machine guns choppin
    And I can get it poppin, make them bodies start droppin”

  • johnblacksad

    Freddie Foxxx said :
    “No more twin Glocks, they jam up my plays
    Now its twin .40 calibre Walther PPK’s
    I’m in control of my game, you must respect me like the ref
    You disrespect… *gun click*… you get the Tech”

    No lie, it took me like 10 years to get the “Technical foul”… slick azz metaphore!!!

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      cause u never lived through the struggle u bum ass nicca!

      • johnblacksad

        I cant even tell if you’re the original gay elmo dude or if its one of your fakes… whoever trolled you got you good!

        How am I a bum ass nicca and i’ve never lived thru the struggle? You need to pick one

      • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

        i need a real man to put me on all fours

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        the straight elmo is me, look at my profile, I have way more comments, the trolls are BOOT !

  • johnblacksad

    Prodigy said :
    “My chain cost a quarter million, imagine what I spend gun shopping”

    Gangsta splurge!

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


  • after he finish doing 60 years.. he got all the street cred he need to get his rap career popping!


      “He faces up to 4 years in prison”

      • sowell19

        It must be a typo. I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be 40.

  • treesta400

    lol nigga fitty said it da best-We got those semi automatics/And we got them revolvers/We those niggaz that you should get at/If you got a problem/When those hollow tips hit ’em man that should solve ’em/We got the lugers with rugers and M1’s and they all for sale!

  • Reblogged this on HUEY mix wit RILEY.

  • artcryme99

    You left out the best part, they got busted because this clown posted a pic of the gats on instagram

    • artcryme99

      no pun intended

  • 7yoyo7

    “Best posted photos on Instagram of guns and cash. He also made a video on YouTube bragging about “packing more guns than the Air Force.”

    Lock this fool up.

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  • MrNoName2K

    Damn that nigga had some SH*T up In there..

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  • Nervz

    Ok- how is this guy a rapper again. Can someone please explain to me why the media always tries to tie any bad news to hip hop. I’m sorry but if you dont eat off your music you are not a rapper. Your are either a UPS, Fedex or what you do. You at that point are trying to be a rapper. You are not a rapper…….
    I am sure many people her will disagree but sorry it is how I feel.

  • king sodomy

    now wait t.i had a couple guns and got a year this nigga was supplying small armies and only faces 4 …where is all the snitch talk cuz something aint adding unless he was just a low level nothing nobody nigga.and i know new york got some harsh ass gun laws….somebody from new york needs to enlighten me on this bullshit

  • MikeyRon

    He’s not a rapper! This is what continues to give hiphop a bad rep!

  • Synista

    Nigga must think he T I or some shyt.

  • ihatehater

    “16 of the indicted individuals in the case were arrested in New York, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Three others were already in custody on unrelated charges.” You know those 3 cats already in custody were snitching…or “keeping it real” as it’s called nowadays.

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    naw homie what im saying is this a real gun trafficker making at least a hundred grand off of a shipment. Politicians have a history of making us look bad to sacare those scary aSS PPL INTO VOTING FOR THEM WHEN IT THEIR PPL DOING THE MOST FUCCED UP SHIT. gET EDUCATED NEXT TIME. MATTER O FACT GO WATCH THE LORD OF WAR WITH NIC CAGE. THATZ A TRUE STORY. THATS REAL GUN TRAFFICKING.

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