East Boston traffic stop leads to gun, drug seizures and two arrests

1 min read

BOSTON — Two men were arrested and multiple firearms and narcotics were seized following a traffic stop in East Boston on Monday evening.

At about 5:33 p.m., on July 1, officers from the Boston Police Department’s A-7 (East Boston) arrested Emanuel Jaramillo Alvarez, 22, and Mynor Argueta Garcia, 21, both of East Boston, on various firearm and drug charges.

The traffic stop occurred at 301 Border St after officers noticed a vehicle with an obstructed license plate.

Upon stopping the vehicle and approaching the driver, officers detected the odor of burnt marijuana and observed several occupants not wearing seatbelts.

Further investigation led to the discovery of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and promethazine codeine inside the vehicle.

Detectives from District A-7 also recovered two firearms: a Taurus PT-111 G2 with five 9mm rounds and a Smith & Wesson M&P with eight .380 caliber rounds.

Alvarez faces arraignment in East Boston District Court on charges including Carrying a Firearm Without a License, Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and drug possession with intent to distribute, along with traffic-related citations.

Garcia is also set to be arraigned on similar firearm charges and drug possession with intent to distribute.

Three additional passengers received citations for seatbelt violations.

The Boston Police continue their efforts to combat illegal firearm and drug activities in the area.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.