San Francisco police seize 21 illegal guns, arrest 4

SAN FRANCISCO, -- Police have arrested four people after serving search warrants at San Francisco homes last Monday. They also seized 21 illegal weapons and ammunition.

San Francisco police seize 21 illegal guns, arrest 4

SAN FRANCISCO, -- Police have arrested four people after serving search warrants at San Francisco homes last Monday. They also seized 21 illegal weapons and ammunition.

Local and federal agencies worked together to identify social media accounts that listed firearms for sale. The investigation was also supported by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Last Tuesday, ATF agents in San Francisco and San Francisco police officers executed search warrants to seize 17 guns from a Bay View District home and four more at a Southern District home.

They also arrested John Sembrano and Kadkda Mean as well as Kelly Mean and Ryan Chantha for multiple charges, including illegal sale of firearms and being in possession or armed with narcotics.

It was not immediately clear if the arrested persons had retained lawyers who could speak for them.

Authorities later revealed that many of the firearms seized were stolen by investigators.

Chantha and Kakada mean were due to be arraigned on Monday. Prosecutors said that John Sembrano's and Kelly Mean's arraignments are scheduled for Dec. 16.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, "2021 is poised to be the worst year in terms of gun violence for decades," San Francisco Chief Police Officer Bill Scott stated.

He said, "This joint operation between our partners at ATF & in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office is going to hold these firearms traffickers responsible."

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