Being chased by the law is no picnic; Luis Velazquez-Pinero found that out the hard way. He was sentenced to over two years in prison, 38 months to be exact. The man that was 39 years of age was from New Jersey and was sent to federal penitentiary for gun trafficking. Luis had been caught with a van that was filled to the top with guns. The incident took place a year ago; he was stopped in Jacksonville, Florida while on the way to Puerto Rico said the U.S. Attorney’s office.
On January 12th, Luis Velazquez-Pinero had put in the guilty plea; this plea was for trafficking firearms and had then made a false testimonial to the federal agency. The court judge that had sentenced him was, U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives had pulled a van over, in the month of May 2011. They had said that there were 64 guns in the back that were ready to be shipped out to Puerto Rico. The documents that were associated with the guns were tracked back to Luis. They had his telephone number and found his address that way.
After this incident, six months later, the agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives had discovered a bag that was full of firearm parts. This was at the Orlando International Airport; apparently Velazquez-Pinero tried to bring this bag onto the flight to Puerto Rico.
The agents of this bureau say they saw a guns dealer, who was unlicensed, sell 22 guns to Luis. He had put them in the back of his car in July 2011, and then drove off. After the agents let him leave, he was stopped, the agents then proceeded to search his car. This search had led to the revelation of 21 different pistols and an AK-47 style rifle. These ended up being the guns he had recently purchased.
This gun purchaser from New Jersey had gone down to Florida just to buy these illegal guns. He had then resold them to people. All of this was done without a firearms license from the federal government. The investigators of this case had said that Luis Velazquez-Pinero had bought close to 200 guns and tried to sell them this way.