ATF leads Operation Sampson, 73 guns seized in series of raids around Bridgeport

The raids were the combined work of Bridgeport

The raids were the combined work of Bridgeport police and other law enforcement agencies. (June 25, 2014 7:11 PM)

 Authorities have seized more than 70 weapons through a series of raids.

Officials say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms led Operation Sampson, which was designed to reduce violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven.

Authorities say they targeted gang members and drug dealers because those are the criminals who have the vast majority of illegal firearms on the street.

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