Ghost Gun Manufacturing Arrests NR22260ti

September 9, 2022

Los Angeles: The Regional Illegal Firearms Trafficking Team (RIFTT), which is a Task Force comprised of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Gang and Narcotics Division (GND), Homeland Security Investigations and the LAX Police Department, has made two arrests and recovered a substantial cache of illegal material to manufacture weapons (“Ghost Guns”).

On September 8, 2022, at 7 a.m., two search warrants were served. One in the 100 block of West 1st Street in San Pedro and the other in the 17000 block of Western Avenue, in Gardena. The search warrant was the result of an investigation by RIFTT where a foreign national had attempted to illegally export 11 ghost guns, 2 of which were assault weapons and 3 silencers. As a result of the search warrant, the Task Force recovered approximately 200 ghost gun frames, handgun slides, 2 assault weapons, a rifle, firearms magazines, ammunition, and numerous parts and tools for manufacturing ghost guns.

Von Haug, Mavrick is a 54-year-old male (DOB: 11/6/1967) and he was booked for violation of Penal Code §30600 – Manufacturing Assault Weapons, Booking Number 6460522.

Briton, Cristian is a 30-year-old male (DOB: 11/27/1991) and he was booked for violation of §18USC922(g)(5)(b) – generally makes it unlawful for any nonimmigrant alien to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in, Case Number: 2:22-MJ-03558-DUTY.

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