Boston Police report arresting two Chelsea men they say were driving around East Boston Saturday afternoon in a car with excessive tinting, an obscured front license plate and two guns loaded with a total of 28 bullets.
Police say gang-unit officers spotted the dark-windowed car as they were heading towards McClellan Highway on Boardman Street around 5 p.m. and that they pulled the car over at Barnes Avenue and Saratoga Street.
As a result of the traffic stop and after further investigation, officers recovered two firearms from the motor vehicle. Firearm #1 was determined to be a loaded Springfield Armory, USA XD-9 9mm, with thirteen rounds in the magazine. Firearm #2 was determined to be a loaded Springfield Armory USA XD-9 9mm, with fifteen rounds in the magazine. Also recovered was a box of loose ammunition containing thirty-seven rounds.
Justin Palma, 19, and Andre Cheek, 24, both from Chelsea, were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say.