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Boston police recover illegal firearm and drugs in South Boston after traffic stop

Boston Police

By Globe Staff 

Boston police arrested two men and recovered an illegal firearm and drugs from a vehicle in South Boston on Tuesday afternoon.

Christian Baez, 26, of Dorchester and Wilden D. Suazo, 29, of Mattapan were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, and possession with intent to distribute a Class D drug (marijuana), according to a press release on bpdnews.com.

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Police said Baez and Suazo were seen driving around in a red vehicle that appeared to be circling around the vicinity of D Street over the course of 2½ hours.

After pulling the vehicle over, officers noticed that one of them had a rolled-up ski mask in his pocket and there were vodka nips in the glove box of the vehicle, police said.

Police reported that they “continued to nervously glance” at a backpack in the backseat of the car, and when the officers patted the backpack, they felt what they believed to be a firearm inside.

Police said they recovered a loaded black semi-automatic firearm from the backpack as well as two clear plastic bags what they believed to be marijuana, along with a digital scale, a box of clear plastic sandwich bags, a pair of scissors, a ledger, and over $2,200.


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