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FAYETTEVILLE — The illegal possession of guns can add up to big problems for lawenforcement officers. Cumberland County is offering a solution.

The Fayetteville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers program started a newsystem on Friday to get those illegal guns off the street. It's calledB.I.G.G. -- Bring In Gangsters and Guns. Crimestoppers president JohnMalzone says that the program gives the public a safe, anonymous way to help cops clean up the streets.

The public is encouraged to report people who illegally own a gun. Ifa citizen's report leads to an arrest, the tipster will pick up $200.

Knowing that a suspect may be armed will be a big help toofficers,according to Officer Wayne Burgess of the Fayetteville Police Department.

If you know of someone who carries a gun illegally, you can callFayetteville Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS. Remember, if an arrest ismade, you get a $200 reward.

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