At about 3:50 PM on Sunday May 23, 2021, officers assigned to the District E-5 (West Roxbury) Drug Control Unit arrested Rafael Vargas Mariano (AKA Yordani Miguel Romero) on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 1710 Centre Street in West Roxbury. As a result, the officers were able to safely recover a loaded .380 caliber Ruger handgun from the waistband area of the suspect’s pants. Additionally, the officers seized $44,240.00 in U.S. Currency from inside a plastic bag the suspect was carrying. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.