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01/06/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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The arms smugglers allegedly purchased a variety of firearms through fraudulent means and attempted to export them to Mexico.
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.
03/20/2018
Lexington, KY
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

According to court evidence, Lexington police officers arrested Jesus Humberto Bernal-Berreaza, 19, on Dec. 7, 2017, for carrying a loaded and concealed .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun.

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).
01/30/2013
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Former Rio Hondo, Texas, police officer Armando Duenez pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to illegally export firearms and failure to appear. Duenez admitted purchasing more than 15 semi-automatic rifles that were later sold in Mexico.
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.
06/12/2019
Springfield, MO
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Leng Lee, 35, of Sarcoxie, Missouri, was charged in a three-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield. The superseding indictment replaces an initial indictment returned on May 7, which charged Lee with being a felon illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.

04/03/2013
San Antonio, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
AK-47 assault-type firearms were destined to Mexico
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.
12/16/2015
Scranton, PA
Contraband
A grand jury in Scranton indicted Wyatt Robert Yanney, 24, for allegedly ordering and obtaining shipments of the synthetic misbranded drugs, commonly referred to as “bath salts” by mail from China in August 2015 for use and distribution in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and in New York.
03/14/2018
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Dulce Maria Rippstine, 38 from San Juan, Texas, and Juan Martin Segura-Olvera, 57, from Reynosa, Mexico, appeared before U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera March 14 where both were sentenced to prison. Judge Olvera ordered Rippstine to serve 37 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release.  Segura-Olvera was ordered to serve 50 months imprisonment. Because Segura-Olvera is an illegal alien, after he completes his prison sentence, he will be transferred to ICE custody to be placed in removal proceedings.

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.
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.

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).
08/20/2013
Madison, WI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Bernard, who was in the United States illegally, is expected to be deported to Argentina after he completes his prison sentence.
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.
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.
04/13/2011
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A local man was found guilty on Wednesday for being a felon illegally possessing ammunition and attempting to export it into Mexico without a license, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno of the Southern District of Texas.
06/15/2014
Minneapolis, MN
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Sheriff Olaleran Mohammed, 51, a naturalized citizen from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was convicted on one count of smuggling firearms from the United States and 17 counts of providing false statements during the purchase of a firearm.
06/21/2017
Tucson, AZ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Eduvier Navidad-Vizcarra, 22, was booked into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service based on charges detailed in a federal criminal complaint which accuses him of attempting to illegally export goods from the United States.

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)...
09/29/2014
Newark, NJ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
David Phillip Ryan, 50, of Miami, and Carlos Quirola-Ordonez, aka 'Julio Antonio Gonzalez,' aka 'Manny,' 57, of New Milford, New Jersey, each face 1 count of conspiring to transport stolen firearms.
08/16/2016
Chicago, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Upon execution of the search warrant, a large cache of weapons, including fully automatic firearms and live hand grenades, were discovered inside the storage unit. The Kane County Sherriff’s Bomb Squad was summoned to the scene to secure the grenades. Further investigation identified the renter of the storage unit as 31-year-old Juan Mexicano of Addison, Illinois.

11/02/2017
Dallas, TX
Narcotics

In April 2017, following a four-day trial, Victor Manuel Solorzano, 32, of Dallas, was convicted of the following charges:  one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; two counts of assault of a federal officer; and two counts of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

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.

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