A Turlock man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion he was trafficking in illegal firearms, the Turlock Police Department reported.
Noel Nazar-Pour, 20, of Turlock was arrested Saturday afternoon on 14 felony charges related to firearms possession, firearms manufacturing, firearms sales and narcotics possession, according to the police department.
The arrest of Nazar-Pour comes from a months-long investigation into illegal gun activity.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday Turlock Police officers and investigators with the Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at Nazar-Pour's home in the 2700 block of Meadowbrook Lane.
Six fully assembled manufactured ‘ghost guns,’ four manufactured ‘ghost guns’ (not assembled) and one AK-47 assault weapon were seized in connection with this investigation. An additional firearm was seized along with illegal narcotics, illegal firearms paraphernalia, a large amount of ammunition, and over $1,000 in cash, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.
A ‘ghost gun' is a term used in reference to individually manufactured firearms, which have not been legally registered and do not have a serial number affixed to them.
“This type of illegal firearms manufacturing operation poses a clear danger to our community," said SIU Investigator Jacob Young. "Our police department is working very hard to keep these firearms off our streets and out of the hands of criminals. We want to thank our federal partners with the Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force for their continued support with these complex investigations.”
The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information about this investigation to call Investigator Jacob Young at (209) 668-6575. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at email@example.com.