A New Bedford man has been arrested after police say he was in possession of a “ghost” gun and had multiple warrants out for his arrest.

New Bedford Police said the department received a tip that a man identified as Nuno Pedrosa, 39, of Padanaram Avenue was in possession of a firearm while working on a boat that is tied up to a post at his home.

It was also discovered after running his name that Pedrosa had six active warrants out for his arrest and did not have a license to carry a firearm, police said.

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Officers Jonathan Miranda and Alan Kubik responded to Pedrosa’s residence and found him on his boat. He was taken into custody, and police said a search turned up a firearm with 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition in a small open storage compartment.

The firearm is allegedly a “ghost” gun, police said, identifying it as “a privately made firearm that lacks commercially applied serial numbers.”

Pedrosa was charged with carrying a loaded firearm, possessing ammunition, and carrying a large capacity feeding device without a license, in addition to being arrested on the six warrants.

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