TAMPA, FL — Tampa police detectives have shut down an illegal recycling operation and arrested two people.  

Detectives began surveillance of Armando Recycling at 4101 E. 12th Ave. following an anonymous tip suggesting the business was operating as an unlicensed secondary metals recycler and may be responsible for an increase in catalytic converter thefts in the city over the last several months.  

The owner is 29-year-old Denis Redzic and 33-year-old Zijad Nuhanovic is the business manager.