St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Firearms
St. Thomas, USVI – On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Mohammed Jubran, 27, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, pleaded guilty in District Court to trafficking in firearms, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Sentencing is set for March 9, 2017.
According to the plea agreement, on October 15, 2015, Jubran sold an AK-47 to an individual. After the sale, Jubran offered to sell more firearms to the individual in the future. Jubran is not a federally licensed firearms dealer and is not licensed under Virgin Islands law to possess any firearms.
This case was a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.