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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.
12/17/2018
Houston, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Xiangyu Zhang, 22, a resident of La Marque, Texas, illegally remained in the United States two years after his temporary visa expired.  He came to law enforcement’s attention in July 2018 when he threatened to use firearms to kill school children during an internet chat session on the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Crisis Line.  Zhang is a not a U.S. veteran.

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).
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.

08/03/2014
Indianapolis, IN
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Alex Martinez, 41, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 39 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt for making false statements to purchase firearms, and then unlawfully exporting those firearms from the United States to Honduras.
07/19/2018
Indianapolis, IN
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Majd Al Helwani, 24, of Fishers, Indiana, faces four felony counts for unlawfully purchasing and possessing firearms, as well as lying on federal forms while attempting to purchase another firearm.

09/11/2015
Jacksonville, FL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
“As our nation remembers the attacks on our nation 14 years ago, this arrest and investigation highlight the cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement, ensuring the safety of our citizens,” said Marc J. Moore, field office director for the Miami Field Office of ERO.
05/23/2018
Kalispell, MT
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Eric Daniel Doyle, a 37-year-old former Kalispell resident, admitted to supplying buyers from Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada with firearms and ammunition magazines when he was interviewed by law enforcement in September 2014.  In about February 2014, Doyle began selling firearms on a website to people in other countries.

07/18/2012
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two Mexican nationals, Julio Cesar Flores-Martinez and Francisco Padilla-Perez, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to illegally smuggle 652 assault rifle magazines into Mexico. The investigation for this case is being led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/20/2012
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A brother and sister from north Texas were each sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in federal prison following their convictions for attempting to smuggle almost 900 rounds of ammunition and 17 firearms magazines into Mexico.
06/21/2018
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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According to law enforcement authorities, in June 2018, Task Force members with Laredo’s HIDTA were conducting surveillance of a downtown Laredo parking lot.  They witnessed an individual transfer boxes from one vehicle to another. Task Force members approached the individual and conducted a preliminary search inside the vehicle. During the search they discovered a large cache of weapons and other related merchandise.

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.
12/14/2017
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Ruben Arnoldo Madrid, 21, from Laredo, was sentenced Dec. 14 by U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana to 51 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  On June 2, 2017, Madrid pleaded guilty for his role in smuggling firearms into Mexico.

06/24/2013
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
During this investigation, no firearms were permitted to be exported to Mexico.
02/18/2014
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
After obtaining the ammunition, Garcia-Ugarte left the parking lot and was pulled over by a Laredo Police Department (LPD) patrol officer for a traffic violation. The officer reported Garcia-Ugarte spoke only Spanish and did not possess a driver's license or any identification.
08/19/2012
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Robert Jacaman Sr. and Veronica Jacaman were arrested Monday after an 11-count federal indictment charged them with illegally selling firearms and ammunition they knew were destined for Mexico. This investigation is led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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.
03/10/2011
Las Cruces, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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These Draco AK-47 rifles are among weapons HSI special agents seized during the year-long investigation into a NM firearms trafficking ring.
05/24/2012
Las Cruces, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Ian Garland, 52, a federally licensed firearms dealer did business as Chaparral Guns in Chaparral, N.M. That's where his co-conspirators purchased weapons which were later smuggled to Mexico.
10/10/2012
Las Cruces, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Four more defendants were sentenced in federal court Tuesday for their roles in a firearms straw-purchasing and trafficking operation. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
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).
06/14/2012
Las Cruces, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A former mayor of Columbus, N.M., Eddie Espinoza, was sentenced Thursday to four years and three months in federal prison in connection with a firearms straw purchasing and trafficking scheme. Espinoza is the fourth of 12 convicted defendants to be sentenced in this case. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
12/10/2014
Las Cruces, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jose Valladolid, 44, from Columbus, New Mexico, was arrested Aug. 6 at the Columbus International Port of Entry in Luna County, New Mexico, for illegally possessing firearms, and attempting to export those firearms out of the United States.
08/01/2012
Las Cruces, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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An Anthony, N.M. man, who was purchasing large amounts of ammunition and shipping them to Mexican drug cartels, remains in federal custody following his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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