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Man Arrested After Seizure of Guns

November 03, 1995

A man was arrested early Thursday after the seizure in Los Angeles of 16 high-powered machine guns allegedly headed to a narcotics group in Colombia.

Arrested was Teofilo Carrillo, 33, on federal charges of possession of weapons with obliterated serial numbers, said John D'Angelo, special agent for the federal Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agency.

D'Angelo said the guns were to be mailed to Bogota, Colombia, in containers labeled as auto parts

"We believe a large narcotics dealer was to pick them up there," D'Angelo said. The guns were automatic equivalents of AK-47 semiautomatic rifles, the agent said.

Carrillo was arrested after federal agents and Los Angeles police officers searched a garage on West Pico Street where the guns were stored.

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