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Multi-Agency Operation Leads to Recovery of 23 Firearms  

A multi-agency operation involving Seattle Police ended with an arrest and recovery of nearly two-dozen firearms earlier this month.  

Detectives from SPD’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit (GVRU) and Robbery, in cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Corrections, and Kent Police, conducted an arrest operation involving the illegal transfer and unlawful possession of multiple firearms in the Seattle area.   

During the operation, the two male suspects arrested were involved in the purchasing and illegal selling of firearms. Some of these firearms have been recovered at shootings, armed robberies, and in possession of convicted felons.   

The two male suspects a 31-year-old and a 32-year-old were arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm with federal charges pending.   

Police recovered the following from an apartment, vehicle, and storage unit. 

  • 23 firearms (18 handguns, 4 rifles, and 1 shotgun)  
  • Approximately 1,000 grams of methamphetamines   
  • Hundreds of fentanyl pills  
  • About $22,713 in cash  
  • Thousands of rounds of various calibers  
  • Dozens of rifle and pistol magazines 

This operation is another example of the ongoing coordinated effort by law enforcement agencies to interdict unlawful firearms activity.   

Thank you to our federal and local partners for their assistance in this case.