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The altered guns discovered by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Santa Clarita Valley Station. Photo: LASD

Investigators have arrested two men and seized firearms and a large amount of materials used in manufacturing “ghost guns,” authorities said Friday.

Search warrants were served on Thursday in San Pedro and Gardena by members of a task force known as the Regional Illegal Firearms Trafficking Team, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The task force includes personnel from the LAPD, Homeland Security Investigations and the LAX Police Department.

Mavrick Von Haug, 54, was booked on suspicion of manufacturing assault weapons, and Cristian Briton, 30, was booked on suspicion of violating laws involving transport and possession of weapons.

The search warrant was the result of an investigation by RIFTT in which a foreign national had attempted to illegally export 11 ghost guns, two of which were assault weapons, along with three silencers, police said.

The Task Force recovered about 200 ghost gun frames, handgun slides, two assault weapons, a rifle, firearms magazines, ammunition and numerous parts and tools used for manufacturing ghost guns, police said.

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