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Man Arrested for Selling Assault Rifle to Undercover Police

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Easton police provided this photo of an AK-47, ammunition and cash seized following Tuesday's arrest of Oscar Ventura Loredo. Easton police provided this photo of an AK-47, ammunition and cash seized following Tuesday's arrest of Oscar Ventura Loredo.

EASTON, Md.- Easton police on Tuesday arrested a Virginia man accused of selling an Ak-47 assault rifle and ammunition to undercover officers during a covert operation.

Police said that prior to the arrest of 35-year-old Oscar Ventura Loredo, of Middleburg, Va., investigators learned that a male from Virginia, known only as "Oscar," was interested in selling an assault rifle in the Easton area. Authorities said an operation was created to accommodate this transaction in the area of the rest stop, located along eastbound Ocean Gateway and the Easton Airport. Police said that once the transaction was made, officers arrested the person selling the firearm, later identified as Loredo.

According to investigators, the transaction included a Norinco AK-47 assault rifle, high capacity magazine, standard capacity magazine and 34 rounds of 7.62mm rifle rounds. A further inspection of the assault rifle revealed that the serial number was obliterated and unrecognizable, police said. Investigators noted that at the time of his arrest, Loredo was also in possession of an additional $4,030, not associated with the money transfer for the firearm.

Both the $4,030 and Loredo's 1994 Chevrolet truck were also seized.

Loredo was charged with straw purchase, transporting regulated firearms/sale/trafficking,
regulated firearm-unlawful sale/transporting and knowingly altering a firearm ID number. He was later released to the custody of the Talbot County Detention Center on a $75,000bond. Additionally, an immigration detainer was placed on Loredo by the Department of Homeland Security.

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