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Joint Undercover LAPD, ATF Investigation Yields More Than 40 Weapons, 10 Arrests

July 05, 2018 - 11:57 am

(KNX 1070) - A six-month undercover investigation by LAPD’S Hollywood detectives and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents resulted in 10 arrests and the recovery of more than 40 weapons.

Authorities laid out all the weapons that were seized on two tables at the Hollywood Community Police Station Thursday. 

KNX reporter Jon Baird reports:

Detectives say criminals who can’t legally buy guns can essentially buy all the basic parts and make their own - that’s how they get around the guns laws. Ghost guns are showing up all around the Los Angeles area. One law enforcement officer said it’s so easy to order a homemade, it’s almost ridiculous.