An auxiliary cop and a bodybuilder who calls himself the Dominican Hulk were among half a dozen defendants hauled into Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday for selling drugs and firearms, authorities said.
Volunteer Officer Ramon Espinal, of the 23rd Precinct, allegedly set up a gun sale with bodybuilder José Rodriguez, according to the city’s special narcotics prosecutor, who is handling the case.
“Have a Smith & Wesson it is good quality,” Espinal allegedly texted Rodriguez on July 24.
The pair agreed to meet at Rodriguez’s home in The Bronx later that day, officials said.
About three weeks later, Rodriguez allegedly sold the firearm to an undercover cop for $500 outside a Bronx gym.
The amateur bodybuilder, who has a “Team Hulk” tattoo on his right arm, has posted numerous videos of himself on YouTube lifting weights, including one captioned, “Gunzzzz All Gunzzzz.”
As he does arm curls, he says into the camera, “You want guns? Everybody wants guns, but they don’t want to go heavy.”
Another defendant, Jimmy Liu, supplied steroids to Rodriguez, who in turn sold him cocaine, authorities claim.
The six defendants allegedly made 19 drug sales totaling $30,000 to an undercover cop during the wiretap investigation.