25 arrested, 230 guns seized in NM thrift store sting

ATF will trace and test the weapons to determine whether they were used in violent crimes


By Mike Gallagher
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal and state agents charged 25 people and seized more than 230 firearms in a yearlong undercover sting operation unveiled Wednesday by U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales.

For the past year, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operated a thrift shop called "Jokerz Traderz" at 1309 San Mateo NE in Albuquerque.

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