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04/19/2012
Detroit, MI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Kenneth Kassab of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was taken into custody without incident Thursday on charges related to the unlawful transportation of explosives and possession of explosives by a convicted felon. He is suspected of possessing more than two tons of bomb-making materials.
04/09/2012
Eagle Pass, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two brothers were arrested Tuesday for allegedly smuggling more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition and hundreds of firearm magazines into Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman, Western District of Texas.
01/09/2011
Eagle Pass, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A local businessman was sentenced on Monday to five years in federal prison for conspiring to smuggle more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico.
02/11/2016
El Paso, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Sofia Acosta de Caballero, 34, and Edward Navarro, 29, are named in a three-count federal indictment. Each is charged with conspiracy to smuggle goods from the United States. Acosta is also charged with two substantive counts of smuggling goods from the United States, and Navarro with one substantive count of smuggling goods from the United States.
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).
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.
02/28/2013
El Paso, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Hector Ayala, 49, former owner of Uniforms of Texas, was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term, and to perform 200 hours of community service.
02/12/2016
El Paso, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Francisco Roberto Esquibel Jr., 34, from Albuquerque, was charged in a criminal complaint filed June 11, 2015, with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The complaint alleged that Esquibel unlawfully possessed a stolen firearm at his residence in Albuquerque on June 10, 2015.
02/23/2018
Fairview Heights, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

On Nov. 7, 2017, Edwin Vergara-Cedillo, 32, pleaded guilty to two federal charges: illegal re-entry after deportation, and possessing a firearm by an illegal alien.

03/28/2016
Fort Worth, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Roderick Johnson, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in June 2015 when Fort Worth Police Department officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a motel room in Fort Worth.
02/09/2014
Fresno, CA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Ernesto Salgado-Guzman was part of a scheme to purchase more than 400 guns in Madera, and sell them to various individuals in Oaxaca, Mexico. During the probe, 85 of the firearms were seized - 54 in Mexico and 31 in Madera.
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.
08/03/2014
Fresno, CA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Rudy Alberto Gonzalez Rocha, 29, and his brother, Eloy Damian Gonzalez Rocha, 33, both of Jalisco, Mexico, were previously convicted in federal court of being aliens in possession of firearms.
10/28/2015
Gainesville, FL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jamie Vincent Ward, 38, of Bronson, was the Grand Dragon (leader) of the Florida-Georgia Klavern (chapter) of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (TAKKKK). On April 2, special agents arrested Ward and served a search warrant at his Bronson residence. During that search, they seized a loaded 9mm pistol, as well as .22-caliber, nine millimeter and 12-gauge ammunition.
03/02/2011
Greenville, NC
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Steven Neal Greenoe, 37, pled guilty Wednesday in federal court to exporting firearms from the United States without a license and traveling in foreign commerce to deal in firearms without a license, following an international investigation into illegal firearms trafficking and smuggling by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...
05/15/2012
Gulfport, MS
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jose Luis Santos-Garcia, a resident of Winston-Salem, N.C., pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to conspiring to smuggle munitions to Mexico, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, the Jackson County Criminal Interdiction Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
08/15/2012
Gulfport, MS
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two North Carolina men, Jose Luis Santos-Garcia and Javier Molina, have been sentenced to federal prison sentences for attempting to export arms and ammunition to Mexico, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Jackson County Interdiction Team.
01/12/2011
Harlingen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) on Tuesday seized 15 AK 47 assault type rifles that were discovered hidden inside a pickup truck.
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).
04/28/2011
Honolulu, HI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Federal agents executed two search warrants here Friday morning and arrested Gifford Chang, 44, of Honolulu in connection with an ongoing fireworks smuggling investigation tied to a deadly explosion in a storage bunker earlier this month in Waikele Gulch. The agents were with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)...
08/20/2018
Honolulu, HI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Navor Salas-Cruz, 45, a Mexican national residing on Kauai, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright today to 30 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after being deported, and for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

06/12/2013
Houston, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Patrick Regan was sentenced to 101 months in prison for smuggling more than 300 firearms to organizations in Colombia that take over and control areas of the country by killing law abiding citizens and legitimate police officers.
12/12/2018
Houston, TX
Transnational Gangs

On Dec. 11, James Randall Lee Ross, aka “Silver”, 45, became the latest defendant to be sentenced as a result of the investigation when he was ordered by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, to serve 292 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

07/20/2015
Houston, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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On Friday, June 19, 20 special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) Special Response Teams (SRT) completed the agency’s first Protective Security Operations Training Program (PSOTP).

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