Jesus Suarez, 48, Kevin Suarez, 25, and Andrea Suarez, 28, are all facing various prison sentences for running a gun scheme out of Naples. The Department of Justice reports that the father, Jesus, and the Children, Kevin and Andrea, would recruit friends to buy guns for them under their names and then illegally export the guns to Bolivia.
The friends would buy the guns under their names from licensed retailers and exchange them with the family for cash. This is called a “Straw Purchase”.
After a multi-agency investigation involving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Homeland Security, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, it was determined that the father would then export the guns to Bolivia.
Jesus Suarez is facing over six years, his daughter Andrea is facing over 4 years, and his son Kevin is facing over 3 years.