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Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of ‘Ghost Gun;’ 2 Arrested

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 | 10:32 am
 
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A routine traffic stop led to the seizure of a loaded, unserialized ‘ghost gun’ in Pasadena on Thursday night, officials said.

Two men were arrested following the encounter, which took place shortly before 9 p.m. at Navarro Avenue and Cedar Street, Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Russo said.

Officers stopped a car for a traffic violation and noticed an open container of alcohol, Russo said. It was also determined the driver of the car was on parole, and his passenger was on probation.

A search of the car turned up a loaded, unserialized handgun, according to the lieutenant.

Both the driver, a Pasadena man, and the passenger, a Fontana man, were arrested on suspicion of firearm violations, he said.

Pasadena police have seen a growing number of unserialized firearms known as ‘ghost guns’ on the streets in recent months, officials said.

More than 10% of the well over 200 weapons seized by officers this year have been unserialized, Lt. William Grisafe said last month.

See also:

Unserialized ‘Ghost Guns’ a Growing Concern in Pasadena

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