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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.
09/09/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jean Claud Mills, 32, was arrested May 16, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Mills subsequently was indicted on those same charges June 11, 2014.
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.
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.

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.

10/25/2016
Newark, NJ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Joshua Craig Rowling, 18, of Richmondville, New York, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder for hire, one count of possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of possession of a silencer.

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.

07/19/2011
Tucson, AZ
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Jesus Francisco Lopez, 35, was convicted following a jury trial April 21. Evidence at the trial showed that between October 2009 and December 2010, Lopez purchased several hundred thousand rounds of various calibers of ammunition.
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.
05/15/2012
San Jose, CA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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"Twelve suspects were taken into custody Tuesday in the culmination of a long-term probe dubbed ""Operation Middle Man"" targeting a Bay Area-based heroin trafficking ring by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the California Department of Justice-led South Bay Metro Task Force. "
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.
11/30/2016
Albuquerque, NM
Narcotics
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Jeffrey Burlingame, 59, was arrested in February 2016 on a criminal complaint charging him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The complaint alleged that Burlingame committed the crime Feb. 24, 2016, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

11/14/2019
Corpus Christi, TX
Narcotics

Manual Lozano, 33, from Corpus Christi and member of the Sureno 13 gang was sentenced Thursday to nearly 11 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

03/23/2018
Chicago, IL
Counter Proliferation Investigation Unit

A Russian man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison for attempting to unlawfully export more than $100,000 in firearm parts, ammunition and accessories, including parts designed for assault rifles.

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.
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)...
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.
03/09/2011
Houston, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
ICE HSI and ATF agents executed arrests warrants on March 8, after the filing of sealed criminal complaints charging Patrick Regan, 40, and his Colombian-born wife, Ximena del Pilar Echeverry Arias, 25, with conspiracy, smuggling goods from the United States and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
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.

12/19/2016
Seattle, WA
Narcotics
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The federal agencies combined efforts to arrest Luis Venancio Cueto-Ruiz, Leonardo Mateo Cueto-Ruiz, and Gilberto Ulloa-Aguirre Dec. 14 in Everett following a probe into their drug trafficking organization, which is believed to be linked to the Sinaloa Cartel. Bail is set at $250,000 each for the three defendants.

01/28/2020
Seattle, WA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Hany Veletanlic, a citizen of Bosnia legally residing in the United States, was found guilty of violating the Arms Export Control Act, illegally possessing two unregistered silencers, and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

05/21/2018
Corpus Christi, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Eduardo Ignacio Reyes, 41, from Corpus Christi, Texas, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking after authorities seized a loaded 9mm handgun and a safe in his bedroom, which contained about 430 grams (15.1 ounces) of cocaine, $2,000 and 9mm ammunition.

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.
02/02/2011
Raleigh, NC
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment Wednesday charging, Steven Neal Greenoe, 37, a U.S. citizen from Raleigh, with the illegal export of firearms from the United States to the United Kingdom.
12/19/2016
Wichita, KS
Enforcement and Removal

A Mexican woman was sentenced in federal court Monday to time served for unlawfully possessing a firearm connected to a Kansas homicide.

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