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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Haul

By The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Philadelphia police say they have confiscated a dozen guns and as much as 1,200 rounds of ammunition during a traffic stop on Sunday.

Staff Sergeant Larry Smith says a suspect was being held on drugs charges while the investigation is continuing.

Smith says three containers also taken from the man’s truck car can be used to detonate dynamite.

Smith says officers stopped the truck about 5 a.m. and found the guns, ammunition and bulletproof vests during a search. Smith says the guns were loaded and included two AK-47s and a MAC-11 pistol.

Smith says the pistol was altered so it would fire as an automatic weapon.