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

Police seize 73 guns in series of raids

The raids were the combined work of Bridgeport police and other law enforcement agencies.

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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