Police: Gang members arrested for trafficking firearms

Nine people were arrested on firearms and narcotics charges after a months long investigation in East Contra Costa County.

The Contra Costa County Sheriff Department learned that a gang was allegedly transferring firearms illegally and executed eight search warrants Wednesday night in Pittsburg, Antioch, and Bay Point. 

During searches of the locations, law enforcement officers seized one AK-47 style assault rifle, three handguns, high capacity magazines, cocaine, marijuana, and pills.  

Nine people were arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. They are being held on numerous charges that include conspiracy, gang and narcotics violations, and weapons’ charges including felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an assault rife, prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and illegal transfer of a firearm.