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Haitian man sentenced for delivery firearms from Colorado to Haiti

A Haitian man residing in Denver, the capital of the state of Colorado, was sentenced earlier this month for having hidden firearms in automobiles that have been being shipped to Haiti.

In accordance with police reviews, Peniel Olibris, 32, was indicted in July 2022 and later  signed a plea settlement in September 2022, admitting guilt to one of many two contraband counts within the indictment.

Federal investigators stated that Olibris bought 77 firearms from gun retailers over a interval of 16 months, packaged and hid them in automobiles that he then drove to Florida.

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From there, he shipped the automobiles to relations in Haiti. On arrival, a number of the weapons have been then offered.

In accordance with the plea settlement within the case, a retailer supervisor at a Denver-based firm, Westminister Firearms, in October 2019, reported {that a} suspicious buyer entered the shop.

Officers from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, started investigating Olibris and located that he bought 77 firearms from shops within the cities of Lakewood and Aurora between February 2019 and June 2020.

Additional investigations revealed that Olibris shipped 13 automobiles to the Caribbean Neighborhood (CARICOM) member state.

Paperwork from a delivery firm revealed that Olibris didn’t apply for or get hold of the license to export protection articles.

Investigators decided that he knowingly exported firearms, understanding that the exportation was opposite to the legal guidelines and rules of the US.



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