Four suspects fell and about two dozen firearms were recovered last week in a reported gun trafficking activity, San Francisco authorities said.
The San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have served search warrants in Bayview and Southern Districts home on Tuesday, KPIX reported.
The raid led to the recoveries of 21 guns, ammunition, high-capacity magazines, among others. Authorities said some of the guns recovered were stolen.
“This joint operation with our partners at ATF and in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will hold these firearms traffickers accountable and send a strong message about our shared commitment at every level of law enforcement to turn the tide on gun violence here in San Francisco,” according to a statement by Police Chief Bill Scott.
2021 has so far been the worst year in terms of gun violence in decades across the nation, Scott said, noting that San Francisco was counted in the trend.
According to authorities, the serving of search warrants followed the probe into social media accounts selling firearms.
“Some gun traffickers have turned to social media platforms to sell dangerous weapons accessible to anyone in the public—including people prohibited from owning weapons,” according to District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
“We are committed to holding those who endanger our community by selling and illegally owning guns accountable—and on working to get guns off the streets before violence occurs,” Boudin continued.
Suspects from the Bayview District residence were identified as John Sembrano and Kakada Mean, the District Attorney’s office said.
More suspects from the Southern District home were Ryan Chantha and Kelly Mean, according to prosecutors.
Charges filed against the suspects include possession of firearms, possession of ammunition, possession of narcotics, and illegal firearms sales, among others.