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Grand jury charges two Denver men with possession of unregistered firearms

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 09:13:45-05

DENVER — Two men have been formally charged after federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents found they were in possession of unregistered firearms.

A federal grand jury returned indictments against Jose Eduardo Trujillo and Andres Jaquin Luna III, both of Denver, in early December. The men were charged with firearms offenses, said U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn and ATF Denver Special Agent in Charge Debbie Livingston.

Trujillo and Luna were originally charged with criminal complaints on Nov. 27.

The men sold firearms without serial numbers to undercover agents in July, August and October, according to affidavits. The firearms included machine guns and silencers without the serial numbers.

Both men were arrested in November and charged on Dec. 4 for the gun crimes. They face charges of possession of unregistered firearms and possession of machine guns. Luna was also charged with distribution of methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.

This enforcement is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a nationwide initiative that brings federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors and community leaders together to identify violent crime problems. The groups then work together to develop comprehensive solutions to address the issue.