They say all the weapons were seized during a traffic stop.
They are either are fake or air-soft weapons that fire plastic pellet. But police say they appear so realistic in size, weight and other physical characteristics that they could fool even the most savvy gun enthusiast.
The replica weapons aren’t illegal, but police say they’re being used in home invasions, armed robberies and other crimes.
The Arizona Republic says the type of replica weapons seized include an MP-5 subcompact machine gun, a Mac-10 with suppressor, an UZI machine gun, a 37 millimeter grenade launcher and an AK-47 rifle.
Police say the guns pose a threat to the public and officers that could cost lives.
Source: The Associated Press via Fox11AZ.