Texas man charged with selling guns in Joliet

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A 27-year-old Texas man faces multiple charges after a joint law enforcement operation last month resulted in the seizure of 12 guns in southwest suburban Joliet.

Allen Estrada, of White Settlement in Texas, is charged with one count of felony gunrunning and six counts of being an armed habitual criminal, according to a statement from Joliet police.

Allen Estrada | Joliet police

Allen Estrada | Joliet police

Estrada allegedly sold undercover agents four semi-automatic handguns and one semi-automatic rifle in Joliet, police said.

Agents allege they bought three semi-automatic rifles and three semi-automatic handguns from Estrada in an earlier occasion, police said.

Officers found ammunition and a semi-automatic handgun on Estrada after he was arrested, police said. He is being held at the Will County Adult Detention Facility on a $2 million bond.

Estrada’s arrest was the result of a coordinated effort by the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and agents from the Chicago field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, police said.

His next court appearance is scheduled for May 21.

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