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Traffic stop leads to discovery of illegal firearms in Oxnard

Oxnard Police Department

OXNARD, Calif. - A special gang unit and K-9 unit helped make a traffic stop that led to the discovery of a number of guns and an arrest.

On Sunday around 12:20 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of the CenterPoint Mall for a vehicle code violation.

During that traffic stop, officers contacted 25-year-old Martin Zamora who was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Officers observed illegal items inside the car and a search resulted in finding 3 firearms (a loaded AR-15 style assault rifle, a loaded 9mm semi-auto handgun and a .357 revolver) and a loaded 40 round 5.56 caliber high capacity magazine.

None of the firearms located were registered to Zamora. Zamora is also a criminal street gang member, he was arrested for numerous felony weapons charges.

Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website:, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so.

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Sharon Carrillo

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