Methuen PD, Homeland Security, FBI, Seize AK-47 other Weapons


On Friday September 27, 2013 detectives from the Methuen Police Department working in conjunction with members of the FBI, ATF and Dept. of Homeland Security working on a tip, seized the following firearms after an investigation.

1 – AK-47 rifle variant described as a “WASR-10” with two 30 round banana clip magazines with 7.62cal rounds

1 – M&P-15 rifle with .223cal rounds and magazines

1 – Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum revolver with .357cal rounds

 Taken into custody was: Methuen Resident Jad Ali Mokad 24y/o. He was charged with the following felonies:

2 counts of Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device (c.269, s.10) said person shall be punished by imprisonment in a state prison for not less than two and one-half years nor more than ten years.

1 count Unsecured Firearm where an under 18 person has access (c.140, s.131L) said person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than ten years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 Mr. Mokad is currently being held at the Methuen Police Dept. pending bail.


Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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3 Responses to Methuen PD, Homeland Security, FBI, Seize AK-47 other Weapons

  1. Zuzana Dratovnikova Livingstone Reply

    September 28, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Jad Ali Mokad….may I guess the religious affilliation?

  2. bradf1 Reply

    September 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Were the firearms legally posessed? 30 round mags are legal as long as they are dated pre ban.

  3. Mark Reply

    September 28, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Were these rifles full auto or semi-auto??

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