Cary, N.C. — Agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seized hundreds of counterfeit gun parts from a Cary home this month that they believe were being illegally bought and sold by the homeowner, according to a search warrant made public Tuesday.
The March 13 search of 1025 Daybreak Bluff Drive resulted in authorities seizing nearly 1,600 counterfeit accessories for both military- and non-military-style assault rifles.
According to an affidavit to obtain the search warrant, investigators were led to the home after Homeland Security agents inspecting packages at a DHL hub warehouse in Morrisville found three suspicious packages addressed to someone at the address named Guotao Tan.
The packages contained a number of sight devices for AR15s that were later determined to be counterfeit, the search warrant affidavit stated.
Vinny Picard, a spokesman with the Department of Homeland Security's regional office in Atlanta, said Wednesday that an investigation is under way and that no arrests have been made in the case. He declined further comment.
No one answered the door at the home Wednesday.
Neighbors said they have seen suspicious activity at the home over the past few months, including cars and trucks loading and unloading boxes.
"I've seen what they've seized out of her house," one neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said. "I talked to the special agent yesterday, and this is my question: Why is this person not detained?"