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Jubran Charged with Firearms Trafficking

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.

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