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Boston police recover 7 illegal guns in 8 hours, 9 people arrested

Nine people were arrested for various firearms offenses after the loaded weapons were confiscated in Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan and Roxbury.

Boston police recovered seven illegal handguns over a span of eight hours from late Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning, officials said.

Nine people were arrested for various firearms offenses after the loaded weapons were confiscated in Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan and Roxbury. Those arrested range in age from 19 to 49 and come from Boston, Randolph and Winthrop, Boston police said in a statement Saturday night.

“The continued dedication to keeping our neighborhood safe was on full display last night,” Boston Police Commissioner William Grosssaid in the statement.

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