NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — Miami-Dade Police triggered a turnout at two gun buyback events, Saturday, that yielded more than 50 firearms.
The department hosted one of the events in their Northside District at the Wal-Mart near Northwest 79th Street and 32nd Avenue. The other event was held in their South District at Goulds Park.
The program allows gun owners to turn in their firearms anonymously and receive a gift card valued at up to $200. "We are able to reduce the potential of one of those firearms that are laying around at home from getting stolen and being used in some type of criminal activity," said Miami-Dade Police Capt. Eric Garcia.
Officers called the event a success. According to Miami-Dade Police Detective Marjorie Eloi, 35 handguns and rifles were turned in at the Northside event and 19 were handed over at Goulds Park.