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Puerto Rican Pleads Guilty to Firearms Trafficking

Raji Yusuf, 30, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty Friday in District Court on St. Thomas to trafficking in firearms, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Sentencing is set for March 23.

According to the plea agreement, between Oct. 15, 2015, and Feb. 10, 2016, Yusuf facilitated the sale of an AK-47 assault rifle to an individual in St. Thomas. Yusuf is not a federally licensed firearms dealer and is not licensed under Virgin Islands law to possess any firearms.

Yusuf faces up to five years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

This case was a joint investigation by the FBI, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte. 

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