Three US citizens charged with smuggling guns to T&T

Two people from Atlanta and one from Norcross have been sentenced for illegally purchasing 36 guns and smuggling them from the US state of Georgia to Trinidad and Tobago.

Errol Alfred, 40, and Kerry Fernandez, 34,  of Atlanta, have been sentenced for their respective roles in illegally purchasing and trafficking at least 36 firearms from Georgia to Trinidad and Tobago during a one-year period. 

Jordan Dunham,26, from Norcross, has also been sentenced for illegally purchasing some of the shipped firearms for the two men.

According to police reports between August 2013 and September 2014, Alfred and Fernandez purchased at least 36 firearms from a local firearms licensee for the purpose of shipping the firearms to Trinidad and Tobago for resale.

 To avoid detection by law enforcement, Alfred and Fernandez used "straw purchasers" to buy many of the firearms on their behalf.

Alfred subsequently hid the illegally purchased guns in shipping barrels (unbeknownst to the shipping company), and Alfred and Fernandez then smuggled the weapons to Trinidad, where an unknown associate sold the firearms for profit.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Skye Davis prosecuted the case.

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