Cab's riders had a loaded gun and bags of cocaine: police.METRO FILE

Boston police seized a loaded firearm and seven bags of crack cocaine from a Boston cab’s passengers on Saturday.

The two suspects, 19-year-old Dijuan Beasley, of Dorchester, and 20-year-old Tyshawn Cummings, of Dorchester, were known to the department after past gun-related arrests, according to a police report.

Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force followed a taxi after spotting Beasley and Cummings – who allegedly had been clutching at his waistband – as they entered the vehicle, police said.

After stopping the cab for what was described as a “traffic infraction,” police pulled the vehicle over, according to the report. Inside, police found a loaded Beretta 9mm handgun with an “obliterated serial number.”


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Police also found seven bags of crack cocaine in Beasley’s possession, the report said.

Officers arrested the men in the area of 150 Norwell St. in Dorchester around 12:15 p.m., according to the report.

Both men were set to appear in Dorchester District Court. Cummings faces weapons charges and Beasley faces both weapons and drug charges.