FBI's 'Operation Black Phoenix' Arrests 18 In Drug, 'Ghost Gun' InvestigationSeven federal indictments charged 25 people as part of Operation Black Phoenix, according to the Department of Justice. Authorities arrested 18 people Tuesday morning, four were already in custody, and three remain at large.
Ventura Man Faces Charges Of Manufacturing 'Ghost Guns'Horek’s arrest prompted detectives to search his two homes in Ventura, where firearm manufacturing equipment, ammunition and five unregistered firearms were seized. Investigators say they found a total of nine handguns, two AR-15s and two assault weapons.
Ghost Guns Seized In Statewide Raids Targeting Failed Ammo Background ChecksOne dozen raids were conducted across the state, including in Woodland Hills, Lancaster and Moreno Valley.