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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 28, 2018

Border Patrol Agent Arrested For Firearms Offenses

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On Sept. 25, 2018, Ramon Antonio Monreal-Rodriguez, 37, of Vail, Ariz., a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Three Points, Ariz. station, was arrested for conspiracy to make false statements in connection with the acquisition of firearms and aiding and abetting the commission of such offenses.

     The indictment alleges that Monreal conspired to unlawfully acquire firearms on behalf of other individuals. As part of the conspiracy, Monreal and another co-defendant provided cash and instructions to a third co-defendant to buy firearms from licensed firearms dealers. The purchasing defendant would then make false statements and representations to the firearms dealers.  Monreal has been employed as a U.S. Border Patrol agent for approximately ten years, and resigned upon his arrest.

     The investigation in this case is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The prosecution is being handled by Angela W. Woolridge, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

 

CASE NUMBER:                   CR-18-01905-001-TUC-JAS

RELEASE NUMBER:           2018-124_Monreal-Rodriguez

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Press Release Number: 
2018-124_Monreal-Rodriguez / CR-18-01905-001-TUC-JAS
Updated September 28, 2018