Bronx man convicted of transporting deadly weapons, ammunition into Rockland

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NEW CITY – A Bronx man was convicted after a jury trial in Rockland County Court of three counts of criminal possession of a weapon as felonies related to the discovery of a loaded weapon and ammunition.
On September 19, 2017 at about 7:30 a.m., a state trooper observed Alfonso Cortex, 37, violating several state vehicle and traffic laws while on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Orangetown. Following a traffic stop and search of his vehicle, the trooper recovered a locked, metal gun safe containing a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.
According to the charges, the gun held 15 rounds in the clip and one round in the chamber. Also recovered was a gun cleaning kit and two, loaded 9 mm magazines. One contained15, 9 mm round and the other contained 16, 9 mm rounds, both considered large-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
If convicted, Cortez faces up to 15 years in state prison.