During the month of March, various federal grand juries indicted 11 individuals in five different indictments and one complaint as a result of several investigations conducted in collaboration between HSI, ATF, and PRPD, for violating federal firearms laws. All defendants are facing firearms and ammunition forfeiture allegations.
Michael Rios-Gonzalez is facing several charges for selling without a license an AR15 rifle without a serial number, a .40 caliber Glock pistol, and a fully automatic 9 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol. In addition, Rios-Gonzalez is also facing charges for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense.
Tomas Santana-Acevedo and Jose Hernandez-Santana are charged as felons in possession of a firearm. These two individuals, along with Luis Serrano-Ayala, illegally sold two 9 caliber Glock pistols, an AK-47 assault rifle, a .45 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol, a Herstal FN pistol aka "cop killer," and a .45 caliber Colt Double Eagle. Hector Rios-Perez is charged in a criminal complaint for illegally selling a Remington 12 gauge shotgun and an AK-47 assault rifle.
Jonathan Delgado-Flores is charged in a one-count indictment for illegally selling two .45 caliber Glock pistols, a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol, a 9 caliber Glock pistol, and a .45 caliber Taurus pistol.
Jose Cora-Reyes, aka Pelota, and Rafael Castellano-Benitez, are charged as felons in possession of firearms. These two defendants, along with Orlando Melendez-Crucette, are also charged with illegally selling a Keltec pistol, a stolen .45 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol, and a .357 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver.
On a different indictment, Jose Ortiz-Roman, aka Kike, is charged as a felon in possession of a .40 caliber Glock pistol, and of selling this firearm without a license.
ICE encourages the public to report suspected weapons and narcotics smuggling and related information by calling 1-866-DHS-2ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. For more information, visit www.ice.gov.