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10/12/2018
Chicago, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Patrick Germain, 45, of Evanston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly and fraudulently attempting to export firearms contrary to the laws and regulations of the United States. 

11/20/2017
Dallas, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

In April 2017, Edgar Solorzano, 24, of Dallas, pleaded guilty to the following charges:  one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; two counts of assault on a federal officer; and one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.  He has been in custody since the time of his arrest in August 2016.  On Nov. 20, 2017, U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay sentenced him to 231 months in prison.

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.
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).
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.
12/16/2015
Scranton, PA
Contraband
The indictment charges Donald C. Fritz, Jr., 43, with distribution of and possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine.
01/28/2019
Addison, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Juan A. Mexicano, 33, of Addison, Illinois, was sentenced Friday to seven years imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections. On Aug. 24, 2018, he pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of unlawfully using a weapon. In December 2018, he was also sentenced in California to more than 11 years in federal prison on a related cocaine trafficking conviction.

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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
08/13/2018
Beaumont, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Santos Alfredo Paz-Ruiz, 42, was sentenced Aug. 13 to 33 months in federal prison for firearms violations.  On May 10, 2018, Paz-Ruiz pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien unlawfully possessing a firearm.

05/11/2011
San Antonio, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A federal grand jury indicted a man and a woman on Thursday with conspiracy to possess machine guns, possessing machine guns, and smuggling goods from the United States in connection to a undercover buy conducted in April 2011.
06/26/2012
Plano, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Eleven north Texas residents were indicted for their roles in a scheme to smuggle firearms to Mexico.
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.
06/21/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested David Krowner, 42, from Estancia, New Mexico, June 17 after a narcotics canine allegedly detected the odor of illegal drugs in his vehicle.

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.
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.
12/17/2014
Tampa, FL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
According to court documents, Yasser Ahmad Obeid, 20, of St. Petersburg and Lebanon, and his co-defendant, Jordanian citizen Mahmoud Abdel-Ghani Mohammad Assaf, were part of a network of individuals involved in smuggling firearms from the United States to the Middle East by concealing them in vehicles purchased at used car auctions in the central Florida area, and then exporting them overseas.
02/16/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A federal grand jury has unsealed multi-count indictments against 17 defendants in five separate cases involving the illegal trafficking of firearms from the United States to Mexico following a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the ATF.
08/19/2012
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A local federal jury convicted a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer Monday on two counts of making a false statement on an official federal form, and one count of making a false statement to a federal agent.
08/18/2015
Tampa, FL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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According to the indictment, Eyad Farah, 41, of Barrington, Texas, is part of a network of individuals involved in smuggling firearms from the United States to the Middle East.
08/30/2018
Denver, CO
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

A jury found Katherine O'Neal, 43, guilty of smuggling goods from the United States on March 6, 2018. O'Neal was acquitted on other counts alleging false information on firearm-purchase forms and money laundering.

11/13/2017
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

In addition to his prison sentence Anthony Lee Gambino, 45, of Farmington, New Mexico, must serve three years on supervised release after he completes his prison sentence. According to court filings, Gambino was the owner and operator of Gambino Security Safety Corp., a security company based in Aztec, New Mexico. 

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