Police seized a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol and cocaine for sale Monday night after a traffic stop in southeast Fresno, Sgt. Adrian Alvarez reported.
Arrested in the traffic stop, reportedly made for a vehicle code violation, was Asian Boyz gang member Joe Phengduang, 27, who was booked on weapons and drug charges.
Alvarez said officers made the traffic stop at Montecito Avenue and Fifth Street, in a neighborhood south of Ventura Avenue and west of Orange Avenue, just before 8 p.m. and that the firearm had no serial number or manufacturer information.
It is the 49th firearm seized in southeast Fresno this year, police said.