|Published:||Apr 03, 2012 10:54 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 03, 2012 10:54 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fourteen people have been arrested in a major Fort Myers weapons bust. Local, state and federal officials Tuesday announced the conclusion of a six-month operation.
Undercover investigators say they were able to purchase the illegal arsenal from convicted felons both on the streets and at area businesses.
Six of those 14 are facing state charges while the remaining eight will have to answer to the feds.
"None of those guns are going to victimize anybody ever again. That's progress. However, there are still guns out there," said Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker.
Investigators are still looking for two remaining suspects. Meanwhile, those already behind bars are facing between five and 20 years in jail.