Illegal alien from Goose Creek sentenced to 2 years

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - An illegal alien was sentenced to two years in jail Thursday after being found guilty of illegally entering the country and illegally possessing guns and ammunition.

A federal court judge sentenced 42-year-old Gilson C. Da Silva, a.k.a "Juice", of Goose Creek, to 24 months in jail for possession of firearms and ammunition by an illegal alien. He was also sentenced to six months for improper entry by an alien. The sentences will run concurrently.

According to agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Da Silva was an illegal alien from Brazil who illegally possessed weapons.

During the investigation, agents searched Da Silva's shop and storage shed and found nine firearms and assorted ammunition. Further investigation confirmed that Da Silva had entered the United States unlawfully.

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