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Waterloo police seized 200th firearm

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team has seized 200 firearms.

The unit formed in 2010 to work on fighting violence. The unit focuses on weapons violations, shootings and gang conflicts in the area.

VCAT relies on informants to help in shooting investigations. Thanks to this help, the unit has been able to refer more than 30 cases to the U.S. Attorney's Office to be prosecuted on a federal level.

The 200th gun came from a traffic stop on Wednesday. Officers say the driver reached under his seat and they ordered him to get out of the car. He later admitted he had a gun in the car which turned out to be stolen.

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