Virgin Islands Free Press

St. Thomas’ Muhammad Jubran Admits To Trying To Sell AK-47’s In The Territory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old St. Thomas man admitted in federal court that he tried to sell AK-47’s in the territory.

On Tuesday, Mohammed Jubran pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to trafficking in firearms, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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

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 (DEA) and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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