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Virgilio Salazar Arrested for Allegedly Importing Assault Rifle from Nevada

An Antioch man has been arrested on suspicion of importing an assault rifle from Nevada, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office said. Virgilio Salazar, 50, of Antioch, was arrested last week and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of importing an assault rifle, possession of an assault rifle and importing large capacity magazines, according to the sheriff’s office.

The arrest was the culmination of an investigation by the Contra Costa County Anti-Violence Support Effort team into allegations of a person buying guns in Nevada, transporting them into California and selling them, the sheriff’s office said.

During a search of Salazar’s home, the CASE team allegedly found and seized a .223-caliber Colt AR-15 rifle, CZ 9mm semi-auto assault pistol, three large capacity rifle magazines, and two large capacity pistol magazines, according to the sheriff’s office.

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