Man wanted for weapons trafficking arrested in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A man wanted by U.S. Customs and Immigration officials on several felony warrants was arrested this week in Gulfport.

Hector Novela-Tapia, 21, was arrested New Year's Day on a felony charge of Weapons Trafficking.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said one of his deputies spotted Novela-Tapia entering a lounge on Tillman Road in Gulfport just after midnight. He was taken into custody without incident.

Novela-Tapia was held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center until immigration officials picked him up on Monday.

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