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Salvadoran Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Helping Brother Flee After Denny’s Shooting

December 14, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that, earlier today, Jose Tito Humberto Melgar–Cabrera, 34, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for being an accessory after the fact. Specifically, Jose Melgar–Cabrera pled guilty to assisting his brother avoid apprehension following the June 20, 2009 armed robbery of an Albuquerque–area Denny’s Restaurant and murder of a restaurant employee. Jose Melgar–Cabrera will be deported after he completes his prison sentence.More »

Tucson Man Sentenced to over 4 Years in Prison for Recruiting Another to Buy Firearm for Him

December 13, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. – Elisha William Pollock, 29, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 51 months imprisonment for aiding and abetting the making of a false statement during the purchase of a firearm. Pollock was found guilty by a jury following trial on May 12, 2011.More »

Leader of Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Fifteen Years

December 8, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. – Juan Carlos Delgado-Sagaste, 30, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge David C. Bury to 15 years imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to unlawfully export firearms, following a plea of guilty on September 6, 2011.More »

Man Sentenced to 210 Months Imprisonment on Cocaine Charges

November 30, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. District Court Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson sentenced Alex Pedrin, 26, to 210 months imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine on Monday.More »

Farmington Man Receives 20 Year Sentence for Federal Methamphetamine and Firearms Convictions

November 30, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE — This morning, Curtis Ray Williams, 46, of Farmington, N.M., was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his convictions on methamphetamine trafficking and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Williams will be on supervised release for five years after he completes his prison sentence.More »

Retired Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Firearms

November 29, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE — Earlier today, Phillip Simmons, 61, a retired Albuquerque optometrist, pled guilty to unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Simmons will be sentenced to a minimum three–year term of probation, during which he must participate and successfully complete a substance abuse program approved by the U.S. Probation Office. Simmons also will forfeit 39 firearms and ammunition seized from his residence when he was arrested on July 13, 2011.More »

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison for Federal Carjacking Conviction

November 28, 2011

Albuquerque — Today in federal court, Philip Talachy, 21, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced to 54 months in prison for his carjacking conviction. Talachy will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence. The court also ordered Talachy to pay $1107.00 in restitution to the victim of the carjacking.More »

Australian Citizen Sentenced to 24 Months for Illegal Possession of Firearms

November 28, 2011

PHOENIX — Elie Malkoun, 53, of Victoria, Australia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 24 months in the Bureau of Prisons plus three years of supervised release. The defendant pleaded guilty on July 19, 2011, to one count of Alien Illegally or Unlawfully in the United States in Possession of a Firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5)(A).More »

Three Mexican Nationals Indicted as Part of Drug Conspiracy and Illegal Use of Firearms

November 28, 2011

PHOENIX — On November 22, 2011, a federal grand jury in Phoenix returned a four count indictment against Luis Enrique Lizarraga–Ayala, 23, Octavio Rivera–Mendez, 36, and Juan Carlos Casas–Pacheco, 22, for violations of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Aid and Abet in the Use of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense, and Aliens Unlawfully in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.More »

Phoenix Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery

November 10, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. — Deon McElrathbey, 25, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to ten years imprisonment for interference with commerce by threats or violence, following a plea of guilty on July 19, 2011.More »

Bayard Man Pleads Guilty to Making Bomb Threat

November 10, 2011

LAS CRUCES — Yesterday in Las Cruces federal court, Joshua Jimenez, 23, of Bayard, N.M., pled guilty to an information charging him with willfully making a bomb threat. At sentencing, Jimenez faces a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment, three years of supervised release. and a $250,000 fine. Jimenez has been in federal custody since his arrest on August 24, 2011, and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has not yet been set.More »

Felon in Possession of Multiple Firearms and More than 14,000 Rounds of Ammunition Receives 54 Months in Prison

November 3, 2011

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Keith Wayne Hill, 52, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen from the Eastern District of Michigan to 54 months followed by three years supervised release. Hill pleaded guilty June 1, 2011 to Felon in Possession of a Firearm and is currently in custody.More »

Albuquerque Man Receives 100 Month Sentence for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

November 2, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE — This afternoon, Fernando Julian Baeza, 27, of Albuquerque, was sentenced to 100 months imprisonment for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales. Baeza will be on supervised release for two years after he completes his prison sentence.More »

Albuquerque Man Receives 235 Month Sentence for Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

October 17, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning, Vernon Lee Baker, 54, was sentenced to a 235-month term of imprisonment for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales. Baker will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence. Baker, an Albuquerque resident, has been in federal custody since his arrest on February 24, 2009.More »

A Second Tohono O’Odham Man Sentenced to 11 Years Imprisonment for Shooting at Probation Officers

September 21, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. – Norman Garcia, 25, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Frank R. Zapata to 11 years imprisonment. The defendant and his brother, Pancho Garcia, 28, were found guilty by a federal jury on March 21, 2011, of two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. Pancho Garcia, 28, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on July 27, 2011.More »

Nine Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Cocaine in Heart of Tohono O’Odham Nation

September 19, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nine defendants were sentenced to prison for charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine or possession with intent to distribute cocaine. This was a result of a five-month investigation led by the Tohono O’Odham Police Department’s Anti-Violence Unit (AVU) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) narcotics unit. The investigation focused on a network of tribal members involved in the cocaine trade centered in Sells, Arizona.More »

Five Alleged East Side Los Guada Bloods Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Arizona on Federal Racketeering and Attempted Murder Charges

September 2, 2011

WASHINGTON – Five alleged members of the violent gang known as the East Side Los Guada Bloods (East Side Bloods) have been charged in an indictment returned yesterday in Phoenix with various racketeering and attempted murder charges, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Acting U.S. Attorney Ann B. Scheel for the District of Arizona; Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Phoenix Division, Thomas E. Brandon; Chief Karl Auerbach, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Chief Frank Milstead, Mesa Police Department; and Director Robert Halliday of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.More »

Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Federal Firearms Conviction

August 31, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning in federal court in Santa Fe, Charles Richard Lucero, 42, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, was sentenced to a 70-month term of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Lucero has been in federal custody since his arrest on federal charges on July 6, 2010.More »

Six Sentenced for Their Roles in Drug RIP Crew

August 31, 2011

PHOENIX – Eric Mendoza-Ochoa, 36; Delfino Acuna-Lozada, 30; Gaston Delgado-Luque, 20; Cristian Barron-Gonzalez, 19; Rodolfo Leon-Varela, 20; and Fernando Aispuro-Serrano, 23; were sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Judge Stephen M. McNamee for charges related to their role as a rip crew in a drug conspiracy. Judge McNamee sentenced Mendoza to eight years, four months prison; Acuna to six years prison; Delgado to five years, four months prison; Barron to six years, four months prison; Leon to five years prison; and Aispuro to six years, four months prison.More »

Houston Man Sentenced to 77 Months in Prison for Federal Ammunition Conviction

August 30, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning in federal court in Albuquerque, Joseph Earl Carroll, 33, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to a 77-month term of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Carroll has been in federal custody since his arrest on federal charges on November 5, 2010.More »

Bloomfield Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for Federal Firearms Conviction

August 29, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning in federal court in Albuquerque, Michael Maestas, 28, of Bloomfield, New Mexico, was sentenced to an 84-month term of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release based on his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Maestas has been in federal custody since his arrest on November 5, 2010.More »

Former Village of Columbus (NM) Chief of Police Enters Guilty Plea in New Mexico Federal Firearms Trafficking Case

August 25, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that 40-year-old Angelo Vega, former Chief of Police for the Village of Columbus, New Mexico, pleaded guilty to a federal charges in connection with a firearms trafficking investigation.More »

Albuquerque Man Receives Ten year Prison Sentence for Federal Methamphetamine and Firearms Convictions

August 25, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – Today in federal court in Albuquerque, Blake Brown, 27, of Albuquerque, was sentenced to a ten year prison term for his conviction on federal methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges. Brown will be on supervised release for four years following his release from prison. Brown has been in federal custody since his arrest on December 7, 2010.More »

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to More than Eight Years in Prison for Federal Firearms Conviction

August 11, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE — United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that, yesterday afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Guillermo Medel, also known as Moreno, a 29–year–old Albuquerque resident, was sentenced to a 100–month term of imprisonment to be followed by a three–year term of supervised release based on his conviction for being a felon in possession of firearms.More »

Blas Gutierrez Enters Guilty Plea in New Mexico Federal Firearms Trafficking Case

August 1, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that 30-year-old Blas Gutierrez of Columbus, NM, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a firearms trafficking investigation.More »

Tucson Firearms Dealer Indicted and Arrested on Multiple Federal Firearms Charges

July 28, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. – A federal grand jury in Tucson returned a 9-count indictment on Wednesday against Michael James Gesty, 46, of Tucson, for violations of making machineguns, making false statements on an application for a federal firearms license, making false statements during purchase of firearms, failure to keep records of firearm sales, and possession of firearms and ammunition by a drug user. Gesty was arrested by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives today on a warrant issued as a result of the indictment, and is currently detained pending an initial appearance scheduled tomorrow.More »

More Guilty Pleas Entered in New Mexico Federal Firearms Trafficking Case

July 22, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that six more defendants have pleaded guilty this week to federal charges in connection with the Columbus, New Mexico firearms trafficking investigation.More »

Fourth Guilty Plea Entered in New Mexico Federal Firearms Trafficking Case

July 18, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that 25-year-old Ricardo Gutierrez of Columbus, NM, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a firearms trafficking investigation.More »

Two More Guilty Pleas Entered in Federal Firearms Trafficking Case in New Mexico

July 15, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that 40–year–old Alberto Rivera of Columbus, NM, and 22–year–old Eva Gutierrez of Las Cruces, NM, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a firearms trafficking investigation.More »

Albuquerque Man Receives Ten Year Prison Sentence for Conviction on Crack Cocaine and Firearms Charges

July 13, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE — On July 12, 2011 in federal court in Albuquerque, Joe Louis Larribas, 36, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on federal firearms and crack cocaine trafficking charges. Larribas was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on the firearms offense and an additional five years’ imprisonment on the narcotics offense. The sentence is to be served concurrently to Larribas’ remaining sentence imposed in the Second Judicial District Court Case No. 2009-2382. Larribas has been in federal custody since his arrest on September 17, 2010.More »

Former Columbus, New Mexico Mayor Pleads Guilty in Federal Fireams Trafficking Case

July 13, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that 51-year-old Eddie Espinoza, former mayor of Columbus, NM, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a firearms trafficking investigation.More »

Marana Man Sentenced to 110 Months for Being a Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearms

June 29, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. – Darral Wayne Brumley, also known as Darrel Storm, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to 110 months in prison for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearms and Ammunition. Brumley, 45, of Marana, pleaded guilty on March 24, 2011.More »

Members of Home Invasion Crew Sentenced to 15 and 12.5 Years in Prison

June 27, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. — Adalberto Sonoqui, 29, of Tucson, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, and Manuel Urrea, 38, also of Tucson, has been sentenced 12.5 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. U.S. District Court Judge Raner C. Collins handed down the sentences on Friday.More »

Armed Career Criminal Receives 15–Year Sentence for Unlawful Possession of Firearms

June 27, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE — United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that, today in federal court in Albuquerque, Charles Antonio Gutierrez, a 33–year–old Albuquerque resident, was sentenced to 180–months in prison to be followed by a three–year term of supervised release based on his conviction for being a felon in possession of firearms.More »

Two Tempe Men Convicted of Conspiracy Involving Illegal Purchase of AK-47-Style Firearms

June 20, 2011

PHOENIX – John Saliba Shahin, 25, of Tempe, was found guilty on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, of conspiracy to make false statements in the acquisition of firearms and aiding and abetting the making of false statements in the acquisition of firearms, by a federal jury in Phoenix, Arizona. In an earlier, related trial on Thursday, June 2, 2011, Jessie Lee Harris, 22, of Tempe, was found guilty of making a false statement in the acquisition of firearms and of conspiracy to make false statements in the acquisition of firearms, by a federal jury in Phoenix, Arizona. The cases were both tried before United States District Court Judge Neil V. Wake.More »

Dulce Man Sentenced to 84-Months in Prison for Federal Firearms Conviction

June 17, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – On June 17, 2011 in federal court in Santa Fe, Leonardo Valentino Gonzales, a 35-year-old resident of Dulce, New Mexico, was sentenced to 84-months’ imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release based on his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Gonzales has been in federal custody since his arrest on April 28, 2010. More »

Silver City Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison on Federal Firearm Conviction

June 14, 2011

LAS CRUCES – Today in federal court in Las Cruces, Daniel Molina, 47, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Molina will serve a three-year term of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence. Molina has been in federal custody since June 11, 2010.More »

Jury Finds Roswell Man Guilty of Federal Firearm Charge

May 20, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – Today a federal jury sitting in Albuquerque convicted Arthur Harris, 46, of being a felon in possession of a firearm after a three-day trial. At sentencing, as an armed career offender, Harris faces a mandatory minimum fifteen-year term of imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment. Harris, a resident of Roswell, New Mexico, has been in federal custody since his arrest on August 13, 2010, and will remain detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.More »

Prohibited Possessor Recruiting Others to Buy Firearms Charged with 25 Gun Counts

May 19, 2011

PHOENIX — A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a 25–count Superseding Indictment against Jose Sauceda–Cuevas, 31, of Sinaloa, Mexico, on a variety of gun trafficking charges. The indictment alleges two separate Conspiracies to Make a False Statement in Connection with the Acquisition of Firearms, eight substantive counts of False Statements, five counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, five counts of Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm and five counts Felon in Possession of a Firearm.More »

Member of Home Invasion Crew Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

May 17, 2011

TUCSON – Juan Manuel Meraz, 31, of Tucson, was sentenced today to 180 months imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, by U.S. District Court Judge Raner C. Collins.More »

Albuquerque Man Receives 60-Month Prison Sentence for Federal Firearms Conviction

May 12, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – Today in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mario Montoya, a 24-year-old Albuquerque resident, was sentenced to a 60-month term of imprisonment to be followed by three-years of supervised release based on his conviction for being in possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.More »

Roswell Man Senteced to 37–Months in Prison on Federal Firearm Charge

May 6, 2011

LAS CRUCES — On May 5, 2011, in federal court in Las Cruces, Eric Contreras, a 27–year–old resident of Roswell, New Mexico, was sentenced to 37–months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Contreras will serve a three–year term of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence. Contreras has been in federal custody since his arrest on August 12, 2010.More »

Albuquerque Man Receives 27–Month Prison Sentence for Federal Firearms Conviction

May 5, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE — United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that, today in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Robert Colborn, a 23–year–old Albuquerque resident, was sentenced to 27–months in prison to be followed by a two–year term of supervised release based on his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.More »

Guilty Pleas for Two Mexican Nationals in Conspiracy to Acquire Stinger Missile and Other Military–Grade Weapons

May 2, 2011

PHOENIX — Two Mexican nationals have pleaded guilty and a third has been found guilty by a jury in recent days for their roles in a conspiracy to trade drugs and cash for military–grade weapons — including a Stinger anti–aircraft missile – for use by Sinaloan drug cartels. The defendants were arrested in late 2009 as part of a multi–agency joint undercover operation known as Operation White Gun.More »

Armed Drug Dealer with 10 Felony Convictions Indicted

April 22, 2011

PHOENIX — A federal grand jury in Phoenix has returned a four–count indictment against Michael Ray Kapp, 43, for selling methamphetamine and heroin out of his Glendale home, and for firearms violations. Kapp, who has a string of prior felony convictions, faces charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Felon in Possession of Firearms.More »

Jury Finds Albuquerque Man Guilty of Federal Firearms Offense

April 21, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning in federal court in Albuquerque, a jury convicted Vernon Lee Baker, a 53-year-old Albuquerque resident, of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition after a three-day trial. United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that, if the court determines that Baker is an armed career offender based on his prior criminal history, Baker faces a mandatory minimum fifteen-year term of imprisonment and a maximum of life-time of imprisonment at sentencing. Baker has been in federal custody since his arrest on February 24, 2009 and remains detained pending sentencing, which has yet to be scheduled.More »

Tucson Man Sentenced to Serve 15 Years for Firearms and Drug Offenses

April 19, 2011

TUCSON — U.S. District Court Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. on Monday sentenced Jack Martin Vose of Tucson, to 15 years imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Vose, 57, was convicted by a jury of his offenses on December 14, 2010 following a trial.More »

Roswell Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

April 13, 2011

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Two Men Enter Guilty Pleas to Federal Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

April 12, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – This afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, Pedro Portillo, a 27-year-old citizen of Mexico, and Fernando Orozco, a 23-year-old resident of Albuquerque, entered guilty pleas to narcotics trafficking and firearms offenses under plea agreements with the United States Attorney’s Office during separate hearings in the same case. Under the terms of their respective plea agreements, each man will receive a 120-month term of imprisonment. Portillo will be subject to removal proceedings when he completes his prison sentence. The two men have been in federal custody since they were arrested on September 15, 2010, and will remain detained pending sentencing hearings, which have yet to be scheduled. More »

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Being an Armed Career Criminal

April 8, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning in federal court in Albuquerque, Charles Antonio Gutierrez, a 33-year-old Albuquerque resident, entered a guilty plea to being a career criminal in possession of firearms under a plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Gutierrez will receive a fifteen-year term of imprisonment when he is sentenced. Gutierrez has been in federal custody since June 30, 2010 and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled. More »

Undercover Storefront Sting Nets Over 100

March 29, 2011

PHOENIX — The United States Attorney’s Office District of Arizona announced today that 49 defendants will be facing federal firearms and drug trafficking offenses as part of a nine–month undercover operation at a west–Valley secondhand shop. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is expected to charge an additional 54 defendants on related state drug and firearms charges as part of the same investigation, dubbed Operation 602 Exchange. More »

Grand Jury Indicts 17 in Firearms Trafficking Cases

February 17, 2011

PHOENIX — A federal grand jury has unsealed multi-count indictments against 17 defendants in five separate cases of illegally trafficking firearms from the United States to Mexico, United States Attorney for the District of Arizona Dennis Burke announced today. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

University of Arizona Police Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Morrison and Michael are based at University of Arizona Police Department and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Arizona State University Police Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Dunwoody and Disney are based at Arizona State University and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Pina County Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Deputy Jeff Craven and Angel are based in Pima County and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Albuquerque Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. U.S Marshal Kozuszko and Hope are based in Albuquerque with the United States Marshals Service and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game. More »

Grand Juries Indict 34 Suspects in Drug and Firearms Trafficking Organization

January 25, 2011

PHOENIX — Grand juries have returned multi-count indictments in five cases against 34 defendants accused of assisting Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations with illegally trafficking firearms from the United States to Mexico. More »