San Bernardino Police Seize 120 Illegal Firearms

Several investigations led San Bernardino Police to seize over 120 illegal firearms and approximately $600,000 in cash. Eight search warrants were served in connection with illegal manufacturing, possession and sales of firearms in the city of San Bernardino.

San Bernardino Police Department

These firearms are known as “ghost guns” because of their lack of serial numbers and can be virtually untraceable when used in crimes. Police found fully modified automatic rifles, high capacity magazines and ammunition during the search warrants.

San Bernardino Police Department

“The subjects that purchase and possess ghost guns do not do so because they are looking for home or personal protection. They are not standing in support of the second amendment. The types of people who purchase these underground illegal guns are doing so because they cannot legally possess firearms or are unable to pass a background check,” said San Bernardino Police Chief Darren Goodman.

Police say the firearms were manufactured by suspects that had illegal storefronts. Police found 3D printers used to build gun frames. The investigation is a disruption to an illegal underground business that traffics these weapons.