Police in Niagara Falls have made a massive seizure of guns, including many 'ghost' guns. They also found ammo and cocaine. According to WIVB, the items were found during a raid on a home on 78th Street in Niagara Falls. The seizure happened on the morning of Monday, April 5, 2021. According to Brady United,
Ghost guns are unserialized and untraceable firearms that can be bought online and assembled at home.
Ghost guns are:
Designed to avoid all gun laws
Untraceable and unserialized
Available to buy without a background check
Police seized thirteen handguns, nine rifles, and three sawed-off shotguns from the residence of Alfred M. Bax, who is facing several felony charges due to the raid.
Police in WNY Conduct Increasing Number of Raids
Police in Western New York have busy with quite a few raids in 2021.
Officers with the Buffalo Police Department announced a huge drug bust on March 25. According to WIVB, seven people were arrested in the bust. Agents seized 200 pounds of marijuana, 12 pounds of cocaine and almost $1 million in cash. Officers also found seven handguns, two shotguns and an assault rifle.
In January, officers with the Buffalo Police Department seized guns and ammunition from a home on Bailey Avenue. A 28-year-old man was arrested after three handguns were found inside the home, according to WKBW. Police also found ammo in the house. Buffalo resident, Jesse Buchanan, was arrested in the raid. He is a convicted felon, according to police. Buchanan is facing a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.
Several police agencies in Western New York executed “Operation Crazy Ivan” in January. According to WKBW the raid in Jamestown netted more than 50 guns, over 100,000 rounds of ammunition, marijuana, cocaine and cash.