The Watertown Police confiscated a “ghost gun” along with a high-capacity magazine and other items during and arrest made after making a traffic stop on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Denis Amaral De Abreau, 20, of Boston, was pulled over after officers stopped his vehicle for speeding at 1:35 a.m. on Nov. 13. they also identified the passenger as Carlos T. Miranda, 29, of Watertown.
“Officers located several illegal items inside the vehicle, to include an illegal Glock 9 mm handgun with nine rounds of live ammunition in the magazine. The handgun did not have a serial number. Also located was another 9 mm extended magazine with 14 rounds of live ammunition and an extended 9 mm Glock magazine (empty),” the announcement on the Watertown Police Facebook page said.
Police believe the firearm is a “Ghost Gun,” which is illegally manufactured and untraceable. They are sometimes made using 3-D printing or other household items. See the information from Mass.gov concerning “Ghost Guns” by clicking here.
After investigating, Police identified the driver and occupant of the vehicle, and arrested them with multiple charges.
Amaral De Abreau faces the following charges: possession of a loaded firearm, two counts of possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of ammunition without a Firearms Identification Card (FID), carrying a firearm without a license, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding.
Miranda faces the following charges: possession of a loaded firearm, two counts of possession of a large capacity magazine, possession of a large capacity firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of ammunition without a Firearms Identification Card (FID).
“This was outstanding work in a very dangerous situation by the officers involved. We thank them for continuing to keep our great community safe!” the Watertown Police announcement said.
Very grateful for your efforts and professionalism! We are safer for it. Those ghost guns are showing up more and more.
To the officers involved and the rest of the force, thank you so much for doing your job so well to keep us safe. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Stay safe.
Good job watertown police for putting your lives in harmsway in order to protect the community.
Thanks Watertown PD. This should be an eyeopener to everyone who thinks banning guns is the answer to gun violence. Criminals who want to commit crimes will find a way to get weapons whether guns are legal or not.
Thanks appreciate your service