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Illegal alien indicted for attempting to send prohibited rifle scope to Mexico

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana


Indianapolis – Josh J. Minkler, the United States Attorney, announced today that ALFREDO DIMAS-LEYVA, a Mexican citizen illegally in this country, has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for multiple crimes, including attempting to send a rifle scope to Mexico.

According to court documents, DIMAS-LEYVA placed false information on a United States Customs Declaration on August 20, 2018 when he attempted to mail a Field & Stream 4x32 telescopic sight to an individual in Mexico. Such items are prohibited for export to Mexico, due to the state of violence in that country.

DIMAS-LEYVA was encountered and arrested by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at his place of employment in Brownsburg. During his arrest, DHS Agents discovered that DIMAS-LEYVA is a convicted felon who had been previously deported from this country and was using multiple false identity documents to illegally work and stay in this country.

An Indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

In October 2017, United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced a Strategic Plan designed to shape and strengthen the District’s response to its most significant public safety challenges. This prosecution demonstrates the office’s firm commitment to utilize and partner with law enforcement agencies to prosecute illegal immigration cases, to prosecute our most violent criminals and focus local prosecutions on illegal gun possession.  See United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Indiana Strategic Plan Section 1.8, 2.2 and 2.9.


Updated November 5, 2018