A Syrian national living near Indianapolis, Indiana, allegedly confronted agents from Homeland Security Investigations with a handgun he is not legally entitled to possess.
A federal grand jury indicted 24-year-old Majid Al Helwani, a Syrian national living in the U.S. on a non-immigrant tourist visa, on charges of unlawfully purchasing and possessing firearms and lying on federal forms while attempting to purchase additional weapons, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
The indictment states that agents from ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) learned from a “concerned citizen” in December 2017 that Al Helwani had at least one firearm in his possession.
The tipster claimed the foreign national had an AR-15 style, .223 caliber rifle.
The investigation uncovered Al Helwani’s immigration status as a non-immigrant tourist.