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ATF discovers ‘massive stockpile of firearms’ in Bel-Air ‘near the Playboy Mansion’: report

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ATF and LAPD conduct a search warrant in Los Angeles (screengrab)

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recovered hundreds of firearms from an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood on Wednesday, TMZ reported.

“A massive stockpile of firearms has just been confiscated in a super rich area of Los Angeles … and the sheer number of guns is jaw-dropping,” TMZ noted.

Indeed, TV helicopter footage showed multiple ATF agents and hundreds of guns being laid out on tarps.

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ATF and LAPD conduct a search warrant in Los Angeles (screengrab)

“It’s all going down right now, near the Playboy Mansion and close to the estate where Michael Jackson died,” TMZ noted.

“Aerial video from Sky5 showed federal agents and police examining hundreds of guns laid out in a courtyard area of the home. The cache of weapons included various long guns and handguns, video from Sky5 showed,” KTLA-TV reported. “Public property records for the address being searched indicate it’s a five-bedroom, 8,200-square-foot home that last sold in 2001. Its value is estimated at more than $7 million, according to real estate website Redfin.com.”

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