Suspected ghost gun maker arrested, weapons seized in Southern California


The Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Gang Enforcement Detail arrested a suspect wanted for numerous weapon violations in the state.

Last Friday, around 7 p.m., investigators served a search warrant in the 1200 Block of North Sycamore Avenue, in the Hollywood area.

It was the culmination of a three-week long investigation into the sales of illegal weapons and ghost gun sales to gang members. The investigation initiated in Van Nuys Area and led investigators to the Hollywood location. They recovered 13 illegal weapons and numerous gun making materials that included several unregistered fully automatic rifles, automatic pistols,short barrel rifles, several semi-automatic handguns, semi-automatic rifles, several silencers, large amount of black powder, numerous gun parts and ammunition.

Also found, were machines used for manufacturing ghost gun parts and ammunition. In addition, there were several high-capacity rifle drum magazines that were recovered from the location.

30-year-old Dalton Costahaude was arrested and booked for Possession of an assault weapon 30605 PC and additional weapon violations. Costahaude will be arraigned on March 2, 2021, in Superior Court in Van Nuys. His bail has been set at $300,000 dollars.

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