Former Car Wash Manager Charged With Trafficking Horde Of Firearms 

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

July 28, 2022

ORLAND HILLS, IL –  An Orland Hills man faces federal charges for allegedly trafficking a horde of “ghost guns,” machine guns, and rifles.

According to prosecutors, Arshad Zayed, 38, has been charged with willfully dealing firearms without a license and illegally possessing and transferring a machine gun.  Zayed sold nearly 36 firearms on seven occasions over the past two years.  Several of the firearms are classified as “ghost guns” because they had no identifiable numbers and were assembled from various firearm parts.  In addition, some of the firearms were machine guns.

Police said that many of the illegal transactions allegedly occurred in a car wash that was managed by Zayed in Matteson, Illinois. 

Zayed was arrested Wednesday morning and appeared in federal court the same day.  Zayed is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a detention hearing.