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Press Release

Four Individuals Indicted for Firearms Violations

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On April 4, 2024, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an indictment charging four individuals with one count for firearms violations.

According to court documents, on or about October 31, 2023, Luis Nomar Isaac Sánchez, Joshua Enrique Bula Cartagena, Kevin Manuel Bonilla Ramírez, and Eli Yaniel Couvertier Pollock knowingly and unlawfully possessed and aided and abetted the possession of a machinegun, that is, a firearm modified to shoot more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger– that is a Glock 9mm, Model 19 pistol.

Upon conviction of the offense as set forth in Count One of the Indictment, the defendants shall forfeit to the United States pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 924(d) and 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c), any firearm and ammunition involved in the commission of the offense, including, but not limited to: (1) two Glock Model 19, 9mm pistols (one of which was the machinegun charged in the indictment); (2) four magazines; and (3) 61 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow of the District of Puerto Rico and Rebecca González-Ramos, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Juan made the announcement.

HSI San Juan is in charge of the investigation of the case with the collaboration of the Puerto Rico Police Bureau, the FBI San Juan Field Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys R. Vance Eaton, Laura Díaz-González, and Joseph Russell are prosecuting the case.

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


Updated April 5, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2024-025