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Puerto Rico police seize a record 110 weapons

December 30, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police say they have seized a record 110 weapons as part of a one-day crackdown on crime across the U.S. territory.

Police Chief Jose Caldero says officers also are serving arrest warrants for 87 suspects accused of drug trafficking and weapon violations. Puerto Rico police and U.S. federal agents have arrested 63 suspects so far.

He said authorities also seized 47 cars during the island-wide sweep that began early Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said about 90 percent of the guns seized came from Florida.

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