More than 1,000 guns were found from a house at a posh locality of Los Angeles, under a search operation by the officials of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) along with the Los Angeles Police department (LAPD).
The authorities executed a search warrant in an investigation of a person suspected of manufacturing and selling illegal firearms on the border of the Bel Air and Holmy Hills.
ATF agents & LAPD officers are serving a search warrant in a neighborhood of multimillion-dollar homes in the Bel-Air area. Few details on the investigation are known at this point, but video from Sky5 shows a massive cache of firearms https://t.co/Obc5CCaFSQ pic.twitter.com/Ok4CTJOH2B— KTLA (@KTLA) May 8, 2019
Along with the arms, firearm manufacturing equipment and tools were also found at the location.
ATF spokeswoman Ginger Colbrun claimed, in a written statement, "authorities were anonymously tipped off that someone was conducting illegal firearms transaction outside the scope of the federal firearm license that the individual possesses."
Hundreds of rifles and handguns laid out on a driveway as the officials of ATF and LAPD continued investigating the home.
The LAPD told the media: "In 2015, LAPD had seized around 1,200 guns, seven tonnes of ammunition and USD 230,00 in cash from a home, The owner had died of natural causes and was found in his SUV outside his house. At that time, it was considered one of the largest weapon's seizures from any home."