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Albuquerque man faces federal firearms charges under Operation Legend

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Eduardo Enrique Zazueta, 27, of Albuquerque, appeared in federal court Jan. 13, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

            Zazueta was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 17, 2020. According to the indictment, on Sept. 20, 2020, Zazueta allegedly possessed a 9mm pistol and ammunition. As a previously convicted felon, Zazueta cannot legally possess firearms or ammunition.

            A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Zazueta faces up to 10 years in prison.

            The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case as part of Operation Legend, a coordinated federal and local law enforcement initiative to fight gun and dangerous crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaymie L. Roybal is prosecuting the case.

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Updated January 27, 2021

Operation Legend
Press Release Number: 21-16