For Immediate Release
New Hampshire Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Violations
Concord, NH –Nutveena Sirirojnananont plead guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to federal gun trafficking/export violations that include conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), making a false statement in connection with a firearm purchase, and unlicensed firearms dealing, announced United States Attorney, John P. Kacavas.
The investigation revealed that from August 2010 through September 2011, Sirirojnananont was involved in the illegal trafficking/export of approximately eight (8) firearms from the United States to Thailand. These export-controlled articles are on the U.S. Munitions List (USML) items, as defined in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These charges carry a maximum sentence of twenty years and a maximum fine of $1,000.000.00.
"The federal regulations involving the sale and export of firearms are specifically designed to prevent guns and other weapons from falling into the wrong hands," said Bruce Foucart, special agent in charge for ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Boston. "This case clearly demonstrates that we are allied with our federal and local law enforcement partners, including the men and women of the ATF and Portsmouth Police Department. Together, we will continue to target those who attempt to profit by circumventing these laws."
The investigation involved by the cooperative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Manchester Field Office, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Resident Agent in Charge Manchester Office, and U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Hampshire (USAO-NH). This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra M. Walsh.