Mohammed Jubran, 27, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in District Court on charges of trafficking in firearms, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
At a detention hearing Wednesday, Jubran was ordered held pending trial and a preliminary hearing was set for Monday. According to the complaint, Jubran, who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer, was trafficking in firearms on St. Thomas between September 2015 and February 2016.
If convicted, Jubran faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case is the result of a joint investigation by the FBI, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.