SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On March 25, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment charging Francisco Rodríguez-Muñoz with offenses related to the illegal possession of guns and controlled substances, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico.
According to the Government’s allegations, on March 16, 2021, members of the Puerto Rico Police Bureau were executing a local arrest warrant against Francisco Rodríguez-Muñoz for violations of the Puerto Rico Domestic Violence Act. While arresting Mr. Rodríguez-Muñoz in an apartment in Hato Rey, the police found a machinegun, Ecstasy, Oxycodone, Alprazolam, and other controlled substances. The indictment charges, among other offenses, possession of a machinegun in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Juan C. Reyes-Ramos of the Violent Crimes Section is in charge of the prosecution of the case. ATF is in charge of the investigation. If convicted, the defendant faces a sentence in excess of thirty years in prison.