Handguns, Rifles, and Drugs seized

by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI

More than 30 handguns and rifles and a supply of drugs were seized Friday, June 17, from a home near Newcastle Avenue and Gunnison Street as police executed a search warrant, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs
The raid was conducted as part of an investigation, according to police. Officers identified a target who sold them drugs and who had guns and drugs in the home, police said

The name of the suspect had not been released.

The department is working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the investigation.

“The Chicago Police Department continues to demonstrate that gun violence will not be tolerated this summer, and today’s raid is one of many that we’ve conducted in recent weeks to keep our streets safe,” chief of organized crime Anthony Riccio said. “While we are leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to target repeat criminals who drive the violence in our city, the confiscation of guns like these demonstrates the need for stricter gun laws. For every gun we take off the street, we have the potential to save another life and make our neighborhoods safer.”

Since January the department has removed more than 4,230 guns off the streets, police said.
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