Warrant, Two Arrests and the Seizure of Thirteen Firearms and Seven
Improvised Explosive Devices
APR 29 - On Wednesday, April 28, 2004, during the course of an ongoing drug investigation members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, comprised of DEA, NYPD and the NYSP, information was developed that Albert Boschi, described as a survivalist was in possession of marijuana and a significant amount of weapons. Based on that information a search warrant was issued by the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office. Law enforcement established surveillance on the above residence. At approximately 6:15PM, Boschi exited his residence and was stopped by members of Group T-22 and informed of the warrant.
A subsequent search of the residence resulted in the seizure of the following weapons and ammunition:
a. Three semi-automatic assault rifles with bayonet mounts, laser sights, and pistol grip extendable stocks.
b. One Mossberg twelve gauge shotgun.
c. One Remington 30.06 caliber bolt action rifle.
d. One Amadeo Rossi .357 caliber bolt action rifle.
e. One Colt Government model .45 caliber pistol.
f. One FIE Ranger .22 caliber pistol.
g. One Shooter Arms .22 caliber pistol.
h. One Smith and Wesson 9 millimeter pistol.
i. One Thompson Arms black powder .50 caliber firearm.
j. One Fillipietta black powder .44 caliber pistol.
k. One Pigarmi army trooper black powder .44 caliber pistol.
l. Several thousand rounds of ammunition for the aforementioned weapons.
m. Seven improvised explosive devices which consisted of block busters, gun powder and nails wrapped in aluminum with a pyrotechnic fuse.
Albert Boschi converted his basement into a modified bunker stocked with enough military rations and food to feed his family for several months. He possessed chemical suits, gas masks, communist propaganda and video surveillance equipment which monitored both the front and back door. The Emergency Service Unit and the Bomb Squad responded and removed the improvised explosive devices from the residence.
The following individuals were arrested and charged with N.Y. State Penal Law Criminal Possession of a Weapon 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree (Explosive device), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Name DOB Residence
Boschi, an electrician employed with Local #3. At this time he is on furlough and he is not a City employee.