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04/05/2012
San Juan, PR
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Nine of 11 individuals indicted for illegally selling firearms were arrested Wednesday in four different municipalities in Puerto Rico.
03/04/2012
Minneapolis, MN
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Minneapolis resident Fabian Patricio Lojano-Lojano was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday for smuggling AK-47 assault rifle components to Paraguay. Lojano-Lojano admitted that on June 23, 2010, he dropped off a package at a UPS station in Minneapolis. He said the package contained t-shirts, but it actually contained parts for AK-47s.
02/20/2012
Dallas, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Three local men who pleaded guilty in November 2011 to various firearms offenses were sentenced on Tuesday, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana, Northern District of Texas.
02/07/2012
San Antonio, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two San Antonio men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a firearms straw purchasing and trafficking operation.
01/30/2012
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two South Texas men, Guillermo Enrique Villarreal and Leoncio Sanchez, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to illegally exporting about 3,000 rounds of ammunition to Mexico without a license. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
01/29/2012
Houston, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Manuel Gomez Barba was sentenced on Monday to eight years and four months in federal prison for illegally exporting firearms, one of which was used to murder ICE HSI Special Agent Jaime Zapata in February 2011.
12/28/2011
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
"Manuel Tijerina-Herrera, a U.S. permanent resident residing in McAllen, Texas, was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for possessing an unregistered silencer and for his leadership role in a weapons ""straw purchasing"" ring."
12/21/2011
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Senior U.S. District Judge George P. Kazen also sentenced Yvonne Garcia Inocencio, 32, of Laredo, Texas, to a three-year term of supervised release after she completes her prison sentence.
12/19/2011
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Three men were sentenced on Tuesday for making false sworn statements on federal forms to buy firearms from federal firearms licensees and then export those firearms to Mexico. This case was investigated jointly by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
12/19/2011
Madison, WI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
An illegal alien from Mexico, Edgar Santos Ortiz, was sentenced to 16 months in prison Tuesday for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition. The sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Watertown Police Department.
12/08/2011
San Antonio, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A South Texas resident was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Friday for his role in an illegal firearms straw-purchasing conspiracy. The investigation was conducted jointly by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
12/07/2011
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A 14-count indictment was partially unsealed Thursday revealing narcotics and firearms charges against two Houston residents. Rigoberto Vargas-Munoz and his nephew, Edgar Munoz-Munoz, are Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States that were involved in a long-term narcotics conspiracy.
11/09/2011
Fresno, CA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Seven defendants have been indicted on federal criminal charges for their alleged role in a central California firearms trafficking ring suspected of smuggling several hundred guns to Mexico over a three-year period.
11/07/2011
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two Mexican nationals and a resident of Laredo were sentenced on Tuesday to federal prison for conspiring to smuggle assault rifles into Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
10/26/2011
Minneapolis, MN
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A local man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to smuggling AK-47 assault rifle parts to a third party in Paraguay. The guilty plea resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
10/24/2011
Las Cruces, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Gabriela Gutierrez of Columbus, N.M. was indicted on Friday for allegedly conspiring with her husband and others to purchase firearms in the United States knowing that the weapons were intended to be smuggled into Mexico.The five-count indictment resulted from an investigation led by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/22/2011
Hartford, CT
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Richard Sleeva waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possession of a stolen firearm stemming from his possession of stolen firearms silencers. The plea is the result of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
08/29/2011
Las Cruces, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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The owner of 'New Deal Shooting Sports' and his family allegedly sold firearms and ammunition knowing they would be smuggled into Mexico.
08/23/2011
Casa Grande, AZ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two Mexican citizens unlawfully in possession of nine weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition were arrested after a lengthy vehicle pursuit Monday following a joint operation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Pinal County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol.
08/03/2011
El Paso, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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The agents arrested a pawn shop manager and five employees and seized thousands of rounds of high-capacity firearm magazines.
07/20/2011
Raleigh, NC
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Ramadan Rama was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for failing to notify a commercial carrier of a firearm and exporting defense articles without a license, following an investigation by U.S. ICE 's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
07/19/2011
El Paso, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A fourth person charged in a firearms-trafficking case pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday following a multi-agency investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/19/2011
Tucson, AZ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jesus Francisco Lopez, 35, was convicted following a jury trial April 21. Evidence at the trial showed that between October 2009 and December 2010, Lopez purchased several hundred thousand rounds of various calibers of ammunition.
07/12/2011
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A convicted ammunition smuggler was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 11 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition, and attempting to export ammunition into Mexico.
05/30/2011
Seattle, WA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, convicted on weapons charges and for lying to federal border officers was sentenced to six years and 10 months in federal prison, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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