San Marcos teen arrested in suspected ‘ghost’ gun manufacturing operation

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A juvenile was arrested at a home in San Marcos Tuesday in connection to a suspected ghost gun manufacturing operation, authorities said.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, detectives from the sheriff’s Street Narcotics and Gang Team (SNGT) responded to a tip regarding a 15-year-old suspect manufacturing un-serialized, commonly referred to as “ghost” gun, parts.

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SDSO says detectives were able to locate the home and obtain access to the room belonging to the juvenile. While searching the location, detectives found a gun part fabrication process, ammunition, and several gun parts.

According to authorities, this included a completed lower handgun assembly. Detectives seized the manufacturing elements, the gun parts, and ammunition.

The teenager was arrested and booked into custody at Juvenile Hall for various firearm-related charges, SDSO confirmed. The department cannot release any further information at this time due to the suspect being a juvenile.

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