(KRON) — A Richmond man was arrested after a search of his home uncovered nearly a dozen military-style machine guns, 60 assault rifles and approximately 1 million bullets, among other weapons and explosives, the Attorney General of California. Rob Bonta announced on Thursday. The suspect is alleged to be legally prohibited from possessing weapons.

The discovery of the large cache of allegedly illegal firearms occurred on January 31. Multiple agencies, including the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Firearms and the Contra Costa Anti-Violence Support Effort, served a search warrant at the Richmond residence in an effort to “recover weapons from a prohibited individual,” he said. the attorney general’s office.

During a search of the residence, the attorney general’s office said Justice Department agents seized:

  • 11 military style machine guns

  • 60 assault rifles

  • 37 rifles

  • 7 shotguns

  • 133 guns

  • Several suspicious grenades

  • 20 silencers

  • 4 flare guns

  • 3,000 high-capacity magazines

  • Approximately 1 million rounds of ammunition of various calibers.

  • Dozens of rifle receivers and pistol frames.

Upon locating the grenades, the Walnut Creek Police Department bomb squad and the Travis Air Force Base bomb squad were called to respond. The grenades were found to be inert, prosecutors said.

“This arrest demonstrates exactly why the Armed and Prohibited Persons System is vital to the safety of our communities,” Bonta said. The Armed and Prohibited Persons System identifies people who had legally acquired firearms and were then prohibited from owning or possessing them.

“I am grateful for the work of our Bureau of Firearms agents and local law enforcement partners to get these illegal weapons out of the hands of this banned individual,” Bonta said.

The attorney general’s office did not share the man’s identity or the location of his Richmond residence.

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By Sam