One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Firearm during Search Warrant in Dorchester

At about 5:15 AM on Thursday, September 28, 2017, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit executed two search warrants in the area of 32 East Cottage Street, Dorchester. During the execution of the warrants, officers recovered a loaded High Standard .22 caliber revolver with obliterated serial numbers. The target of the investigation, 36-year-old Bernardo P. Dasilva of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Numbers. Dasilva will also be charged with a “2nd and Subsequent” firearm offense.