Police arrest suspect, confiscate ‘ghost gun’ various munitions

Police arrested a suspect on multiple felony charges and confiscated a weapon along with multiple munitions following a traffic stop near Downtown Long Beach, Wednesday.

Mario Quinonez, a 24-year old resident of Long Beach, was booked on multiple charges including a probation violation and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, police said.

Officers also confiscated a ghost gun, police said, which often refers to firearms that are bought or assembled from pieces that cannot be traced, and are devoid of a serial number. Along with that firearm, officers recovered an AR-15 rifle upper receiver, multiple high-capacity magazines and ammunition.


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Sebastian Echeverry is the North Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of his grant-funded position with the Long Beach Post. If you want to support Sebastian's work, you can donate to his Report for America position at lbpost.com/support.