5 in custody, dozens of firearms seized during ATF raid, authorities say

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor, Taisha Walker - Reporter

HOUSTON - Five people are in custody and several weapons were seized when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided three houses.

According to authorities, ATF agents raided the houses on the 8000 blocks of Avenues B and C early Wednesday morning following a months-long firearms investigation.

During the raid, authorities found dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Four arrests were made initially, and a fifth person was taken into custody later.

The investigation started in Florida, spans multiple states and is several months in the making, according to officials agents.

Authorities said they raided at three other houses in the area.

All five are expected to appear in federal court Thursday at 11 a.m.

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