A recent joint operation by Fresno police gang officers and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives resulted in the seizure of more that 260 firearms, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said Friday.
The weapons, many likely destined for use by Fresno gang members, were recovered from an undisclosed address after a warrant was served there, the chief said.
Also confiscated: 60,000 rounds of ammunition and other evidence. Dyer said he could not disclose additional information because the seizure took place as part of an ongoing operation involving police and the federal agency. It’s likely that the person arrested in connection with the case will face federal charges, which usually involve more lengthy prison time.
Police say that federal officials plan to elaborate on the case next week.