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Overnight Search for Suspects Wanted for Possessing Multiple Weapons in Newark's East Ward

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Police in Newark conducted an overnight search for two men wanted for possessing a cache of weapons inside an East Ward home.

According to a statement released by Newark's Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose Luis Vega, 39 and Danny Zuniga, 34, both of Newark, are wanted for possession of a Mac. 11 machine pistol and a sawed-off shotgun as well four handguns and a cache of drugs.

Director Ambrose said detectives of the Newark Police Division’s Narcotics Unit and Special Enforcement Division executed a search warrant at the suspects’ residence in the 200 block of Emmet Street following an extensive investigation which resulted in the issuance of arrest warrants for both men.

Police seized a machine pistol with a high-capacity magazine, a sawed-off shotgun, a Glock .40 and .45, a Hi-Point .9, a Taurus .45, 2.2 pounds of marijuana, 260.8 grams of cocaine, 133.8 grams of heroin and 89.9 grams of MDMA pills according to Director Ambrose.

These charges are merely accusations.

Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about this incident or any other crime to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

PHOTO: Zuniga's image is on the left.