Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 14, 2016
Laddie Leon Guerrero Aguigui Sentenced for Receipt of Explosive Materials by Non-Licensee
ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant LADDIE LEON GUERRERO AGUIGUI, age 27, was sentenced on March 9, 2016, in the District Court of Guam to three (3) months imprisonment and, upon release, three (3) years of supervised release to include three (3) months home detention.
On or about June 2, 2014, while in the outside kitchen of his residence, Defendant AGUIGUI possessed commercial electric blasting caps. Defendant AGUIGUI had removed the leg wires from three (3) commercial electric blasting caps by making close cuts to the base of the caps. Defendant AGUIGUI had cut through the cap of the fourth (4) commercial electric blasting cap, which detonated and caused Defendant to be injured. Defendant was then transported to the Emergency Room at Guam Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Federal and local law enforcement conducted a scene check of the outside kitchen at Defendant AGUIGUI’s residence and noted, among other things, nine (9) Commercial Electric Blasting Caps. At that time, Defendant AGUIGUI did not possess a federal explosives license within the Federal Licensing System.
U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco stated, “This case unfortunately demonstrated the serious consequences of misusing explosive materials. Federal licensing requirements help ensure the safe and appropriate use of destructive devices. Our office will continue to support the enforcement of these laws and regulations to protect public safety.”
This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Leon Guerrero.