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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.
03/16/2017
Nogales, AZ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Gabriel Rivero, 41, appeared in federal court Tuesday before U.S. Senior District Judge Frank R. Zapata. At the sentencing, Judge Zapata ordered that Rivero will be subject to three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.

06/26/2014
Tampa, FL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
If convicted, Mahmoud Abdel-Ghani Mohammad Assaf, 45, of Jordan, and Yasser Ahmad Obeid, 19, of Lebanon, face a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment on each firearms and export violation charge, and five years imprisonment for the conspiracy offenses.
03/14/2011
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

A former Cameron County sheriff's deputy was sentenced on Monday to four years and nine months in prison for smuggling weapons into Mexico in exchange for money. The sentence was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in coordination with the FBI and Cameron County Sheriff's Office.

02/28/2011
Dallas, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Ranferi Osorio, 27, and his brother, Otilio Osorio, 22, were arrested Feb. 28 at their home on East Colonial Drive in Lancaster, Texas. Each Osorio brother is charged with possessing firearms with an obliterated serial number. An additional defendant, Kelvin Leon Morrison, 25, who is charged in a separate federal criminal complaint, was arrested at his home next door to the Osorio brothers.
09/26/2017
St. Charles, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Kane County (Illinois) State’s Attorney Joe McMahon alleges in charging documents that Ira A. Burdine, 40, from Zion, Illinois; Dana J. Prouty, 46, from Kenosha, Wisconsin; and Favio Velazquez, 38, from Columbus, Ohio, intentionally and unlawfully provided false information — and affirmed that he or she was not acquiring firearms on the behalf of another person — to collectively purchase 29 shotguns and .50-caliber rifles.

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.
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.
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).
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.

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.
08/29/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Trinidad Gallegos, 47, was arrested in July 2015 on an indictment charging him with assaulting a federal law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon; he was also charged with being a felon in possessing a firearm and ammunition Aug. 20, 2014, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

11/02/2017
San Antonio, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Julian Prezas, 37, from San Antonio was sentenced Nov. 2 by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia to 200 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and he must pay a $600 special assessment fee.  On Dec. 12, 2016, Prezas pleaded guilty to five counts of making a false statement during the purchase of firearms and one count of attempting to export into Mexico defense articles on the U.S. Munitions List without obtaining a license or written authorization.

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).
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.

01/13/2013
San Antonio, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A local man was sentenced Friday to 41 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for purchasing ammunition that was to be smuggled into Mexico. The case was investigated by U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
10/28/2015
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.
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.

11/28/2012
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A Michigan man was sentenced to 51 months in prison Thursday for illegal transportation, possession and storage of significant quantities of explosives materials.
12/06/2016
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Those arrested include Celin Javier Montoya, 23, Anthony Ozuna, 20, Alfredo Rivera, 24, and Pedro Vega, 40, all of Edinburg, Texas; Noe Gonzalez, 19, of San Juan, Texas; and Jonathan Sanchez-Torres, 19, an illegal alien from Mexico who was residing in Pharr, Texas.

03/27/2018
Chicago, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Tobias Diggs, 24, of Chicago, Marvon Hamberlin, 39, of Chicago, and Joshua McClellan, 29, of Oak Lawn, Illinois, are charged with robbery and robbery conspiracy; transporting stolen goods; and using, carrying, and brandishing firearms during a crime of violence.

03/18/2013
Minneapolis, MN
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Paul Kalash, 37, of Plymouth, Minn., pleaded guilty to one count of smuggling goods from the United States. He was charged Feb. 11.
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.
05/03/2019
Chicago, IL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Omran Ismail, 53, of Burbank, Illinois, was found guilty of both counts against him: one count of conspiracy to knowingly make a materially false statement to a licensed dealer and knowingly and willfully smuggle firearms on a common carrier, and one count of acquiring a firearm from a licensed dealer by means of a materially false statement.

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