St. Croix, USVI – U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that Moises Figueroa, Jr., age 45, of St. Croix, was charged today with Possession of a Firearm on U.S. Postal Service Property and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.
According to court documents, on May 26, 2021, federal law enforcement agents conducted a controlled delivery of two parcels suspected of containing firearms. Figueroa was detained in the parking lot of the Frederiksted Post Office after picking up the parcels. The agents confiscated a loaded Taurus Millennium Pro semiautomatic pistol from Figueroa’s waistband.
If convicted, Figueroa faces up to 10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) are investigating the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel H. Huston is prosecuting the case.
This case is part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and community leaders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. For more information on the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods, please see: https://www.justice.gov/psn.
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