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Sureno gang member arrested in massive weapons bust

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Police say a massive weapons bust landed a gang member in jail and took more than 40 weapons off Valley streets.

Anthony Ortega, 34, a documented gang member is in jail on weapons and drug charges.

Sanger police say many of these guns are high powered weapons. Several were also loaded when police served a search warrant early Wednesday morning.

Among the other items confiscated during the search -- a jar of marijuana, a cross bow, and crystal meth.

Police say the home where the guns were taken from is where a high ranking Sureno gang member lives.

"This is unprecedented," Cpl. Jaimy Gaines said. "I don't believe we've had a bust this large in the city of Sanger. He is a well-documented gang member, we are hoping that we are taking the majority of their firearms of their streets."

Police say Ortega is also being held on attempted murder charges for a shooting in April.

In the video, Action News reporter Rick Montanez has complete coverage on the story.

Rick Montanez

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