― LIFE, DEATH & GUN BUST ―
TWO STREET & VIOLENT CRIMES DETECTIVES STUMBLE ACROSS ASSAULT RIFLES, SUB-MACHINE GUNS, & PISTOLS
Written by Sergeant I Zachary J. Wilson
- THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2012 ― In the early afternoon, two Street & Violent Crimes Detectives were investigating a homicide case, when they were led to an army of Hispanics inside the El Corona Apartment Complex all in possession of heavy firearms. After immediately calling the situation in, SWAT breached the complex and in total, 32 arrests were made.
After briefly speaking with a Hispanic male, the Detective Sergeant spotted several suspicious looking people enter the northern El Corona Apartment Complex, one of which was Sergio Rios. He followed the group into the building, and entered the lobby. Inside, it was empty so it was obvious that they had all gone into a rented apartment. As a result of this, the Detective sat down in the lobby, awaiting for his man to come out.
Within a short period of time, numerous Hispanics entered the lobby from the main entrance, as well as the original group exiting their apartment, making their way into the lobby. All of them were loaded with weapons to the teeth. The undercover Sergeant was now trapped inside a room and so bravely made his way out, through the immeasurable amount of heavy firearms and criminals. In the process, he slyly dropped out a code word in a sentence, knowing that his partner just down the street could hear it. Within seven minutes, the Detective Sergeant was in safety, and every patrol officer, including SWAT officers, in the city were ready and waiting to move into El Corona.
Ten minutes after the code word being said, SWAT were breaching the building, and the El Corona apartments were completely blocked of by the Los Santos Police Department. The noise created from all this alerted the felons inside and some where quick enough to dismantle their firearms and hide different parts of them in random places around the one apartment they all managed to squeeze into. They did not put up a fight, fortunately, and one by one, they were escorted out by SWAT. They were then all taken to the Los Santos Prison to be incarcerated.
On the day of the 8th August 2012, 32 arrests were made who's identities have all been released below. 16 pistols, 2 MP5's, 1 UZI, 1 Baseball Bat and a high amount of AK-47 parts were found and seized. Due to the sheer bravery and heroic actions taken by every officer involved in the scene, Chief Michael G. Houston issued everyone the internal Crime Fighter's award. On top of this, the two Detectives who discovered the findings received the Office of Criminal Intelligence Meritorious Service Award. This day marks the day in which the Los Santos Police Department made a huge impact on the illegal firearm trade.
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