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March 6, 2004
Release Number: 04-03-16


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Cavalry captures weapons dealer

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Task Force 1st Armored Division soldiers captured a
suspected weapons dealer and his stash of weapons during a raid Friday.

Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 1st Armored Cavalry Regiment raided the
suspect's residence in the Al Rashid district here at about 10:30 p.m.

They detained the suspect and confiscated 15 pistols, 61 shotgun
barrels, 15 shotgun receivers, a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle,
assorted AK-47 parts and two magazines. Soldiers also found
weapons-ordering documents and assorted electronic parts.

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