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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.
08/13/2018
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.

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.
10/10/2019
Santa Ana, CA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Over the course of the six-week investigation, law enforcement seized a total of 68 firearms – 30 of which were “ghost guns” or firearms that bore no serial numbers – more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition, and 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine.

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.
08/15/2012
Gulfport, MS
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two North Carolina men, Jose Luis Santos-Garcia and Javier Molina, have been sentenced to federal prison sentences for attempting to export arms and ammunition to Mexico, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Jackson County Interdiction Team.
11/15/2019
Boston, MA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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HSI Boston acting Special Agent In Charge Jason J. Molina joined U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling, Joseph R. Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI, Boston Field Division, Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, Commissioner Carol Mici of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, and Lawrence, Mass. Police Chief Roy P. Vasque in announcing the results of the operation at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. federal court building in Boston Nov. 15.

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.
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.
09/19/2012
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Yahir Ricardo Garcia-Matias, the leader of a large straw-purchasing ring who was responsible for the purchase of more than 200 firearms, is now headed to prison. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
04/28/2020
Oklahoma City, OK
Narcotics

Jerry James Kendall Ritchie, 32, was indicted federally Nov. 13, 2018, with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, and felon in possession of a firearm. These charges stemmed from his Oct. 19, 2018, arrest by the Enid Police Department.

04/12/2012
Seattle, WA
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A Lakewood man arrested during a three-month federal crackdown on illegal firearms and violent repeat offenders in King County was found guilty Thursday by a federal jury.
09/11/2015
Jacksonville, FL
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
“As our nation remembers the attacks on our nation 14 years ago, this arrest and investigation highlight the cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement, ensuring the safety of our citizens,” said Marc J. Moore, field office director for the Miami Field Office of ERO.
07/12/2011
Brownsville, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
A convicted ammunition smuggler was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 11 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition, and attempting to export ammunition into Mexico.
02/28/2013
El Paso, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
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Hector Ayala, 49, former owner of Uniforms of Texas, was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term, and to perform 200 hours of community service.
07/15/2020
Honolulu, HI
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

As alleged in the superseding indictment, from at least in or about the late 1990s, up to and including the date of the superseding indictment, Michael J. Miske, Jr., aka “Bro,” John B. Stancil, Kaulana Freitas, aka “Shorty,” Lance L. Bermudez, aka “Hammah,” Dea Han Moon, aka “Dayday,” Preston M. Kimoto, Harry K. Kauhi, aka “Harry Boy,” Norman L. Akau III, Hunter J. Wilson, and Jarrin K. Young, the defendants, and others known and unknown, conspired to conduct and participate in the conduct of the affairs of a racketeering enterprise, the “Miske Enterprise,” through a pattern of racketeering activity.

05/22/2012
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Juan Ricardo Puente-Paez was sentenced to seven years and 11 months in federal prison for trafficking firearms, ammunition and military vests, following an investigation that began in May 2010 conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
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. 

08/28/2018
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives

Alexis Lopez, 21, from Roma, Texas, was sentenced Aug. 28 by U.S. District Judge Randy Crane to 51 months in prison. The sentence was enhanced as the court took into consideration the fact that Lopez recruited and directed three straw purchasers to purchase a total of four .50 caliber rifles on his behalf.

04/14/2011
McAllen, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Two illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced on Thursday to federal prison for their roles in attempting to export munitions from the United States without a license, following an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/24/2013
Laredo, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
During this investigation, no firearms were permitted to be exported to Mexico.
02/12/2016
El Paso, TX
Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
Francisco Roberto Esquibel Jr., 34, from Albuquerque, was charged in a criminal complaint filed June 11, 2015, with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The complaint alleged that Esquibel unlawfully possessed a stolen firearm at his residence in Albuquerque on June 10, 2015.
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.

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.

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.

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