An investigation into items shipped from China to Massachusetts has led to the discovery of several ghost guns, according to court records detailing several investigations.
Ghost gun is a term used to describe untraceable, privately made firearms that lack the traditional serial numbers found on firearms.
Federal and state authorities were tracking illegal gun parts being shipped to the United States from China when they began to notice other items coming overseas as well.
Massachusetts State Police detectives, agents from the U.S. Department and Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Postal Service and Customs and Border Protection discovered in the fall of 2019 items that could be converted into silencers for guns were coming in from China.