Individual Indicted For Illegal Firearms Trafficking Using The United States Mail

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Luis Christian Montalvo-García with conspiracy to engage in illegal firearms trafficking and to receive firearms illegally from outside of this district, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. 

According to the Government’s allegations, between March and June 2021, Luis Christian Montalvo-García conspired to receive firearms from states including Texas and Pennsylvania, to sell them in Puerto Rico.  Among other events:

Montalvo-García is not a licensed importer or dealer in firearms.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Luis Valentin of the Violent Crimes and National Security Section is in charge of the prosecution of the case.  The United States Postal Inspectors and the Department of Homeland Security are jointly in charge of the investigation.  If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum of five years in prison. 

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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