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04/30/2013
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Armando Duenez was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months in federal prison for conspiring to export firearms and failure to appear. The investigation began when weapons recovered in Mexico were traced back to him.
12/16/2015
Tampa, FL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
According to court documents, Eyad Farah, 42, of Barrington, Texas, was part of a network of individuals involved in smuggling firearms from the United States to the Middle East. The firearms were concealed in vehicles that had been purchased at used car auctions in central Florida.
12/08/2016
Mcallen, TX
Contraband

Dimas Rodriguez, 44, and Jose Gertudis Partida, 71, both appeared before U.S. Magistrate Micaela Alvarez Dec. 8 ordered Rodriguez and Partida to serve 70 and 30 months in federal prison, respectively.

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.

12/12/2016
Cedar Rapids, IA
Contraband

Bassem Afif Herz, 31, of Cedar Rapids, was sentenced to 97 months in prison following his previous guilty plea to various charges related to a scheme to illegally export hundreds of firearms to Lebanon.

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.

05/25/2011
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Juan Sauceda, 29, a U.S. citizen living in Mexico who conspired with others to smuggle semi-automatic firearms and ammunition into Mexico, was sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison May 13. The investigation was 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.
01/17/2014
Bismarck, ND
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
James Terry Henrikson is charged with being a felon in possession of several firearms.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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).
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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