2 arrested after recovering ‘cache of illegal material’ to make ghost guns, police say


According to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ghost guns, which are untraceable, self-assembled firearms, are often assembled with parts sold online and were subject to new regulations announced by the Biden administration in April.

Under the new regulations, anyone purchasing a kit must undergo a background check, and those selling kits are required to include a serial number on the components that make up the weapon, so that the possible weapon fire can be traced.

The RIFTT, which includes the LAPD’s Gang and Narcotics Division (GND), Homeland Security Investigations and the Los Angeles Airport Police, served two search warrants Friday morning at addresses in San Pedro and in Gardena, according to police.

“The search warrant was the result of a RIFTT investigation in which a foreign national attempted to illegally export 11 ghost weapons,” the LAPD said.

One of the men arrested was convicted of making assault weapons. The second was booked for violating a rule that “makes it generally illegal for any nonimmigrant alien to ship or convey in interstate or foreign commerce, or to possess,” police said.


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