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A 31-year-old man was behind bars Friday for allegedly manufacturing and being in possession of firearms, including ghost guns, in the unincorporated community of Thermal.

Thermal resident Miguel Torres was arrested Thursday night and booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center on suspicion of possessing unregistered firearms, rifles, high-capacity magazines and for manufacturing firearms, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

He was being held on $10,000.

Authorities said the sheriff department’s Coachella Community Action Team, SWAT team and the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team searched a residence on the 60-400 block of Jackson Street as part of a weapons investigation Thursday night.

CCAT members allegedly found 12 firearms, firearm parts, jigs to manufacture firearms, high-capacity magazines and a large amount of ammunition, according to authorities.

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