Convicted Felon Ordered Held – Allegedly Importing Firearm Silencer Parts From China

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – -(AmmoLand.com)- David Worster, 35, of Pawtucket, a convicted felon previously convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition, and explosive devices, was arrested on Wednesday and ordered detained in federal custody on charges of unlawful importation of firearms/silencers he allegedly ordered from China, and for the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition seized by law enforcement during his arrest, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus.

It is alleged in court documents that in December 2020, a package mailed from China to Worster was examined by Border Protection (CBP) agents and found to contain a firearm silencer or suppressor parts. The contents of the parcel were falsely described on a U.S. Customs form as being a “Fuel Filter.”

Additionally, on August 4, 2021, CBP notified Homeland Security Investigations in Providence of a package mailed in July from China addressed to Worster’s girlfriend. A CBP inspection of the contents of the package, and further examination of photographs of the contents of the package by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Technology Industry Services agents, determined that the package contained a firearm silencer. The contents of the package were falsely described on a U.S. Customs form as being “Shoe charm.”

On Wednesday, members of the HSI Providence Task Force and the HSI Boston Special Response Team, with the assistance of ATF agents and Pawtucket Police, arrested Worster and executed a court-authorized search of his residence. Agents and officers seized a .22 caliber rifle and ammunition, a 9mm magazine, a flak jacket, and a military-style helmet, and various tools and components for constructing firearms.

According to court records, in 2008 Worster was investigated by ATF in Massachusetts for drug trafficking and for selling a firearm. At the time of his arrest in December 2008, ATF agents discovered two pipe bombs inside Worster’s storage locker. He was ultimately convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, two counts of possession of an explosive device, and resisting arrest.

Additionally, in April 2009, Worster was arrested in Massachusetts and convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

The case in U.S. District Court in Providence is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Milind M. Shah.

The Providence HSI Task Force is comprised of agents and officers from HSI and the Pawtucket, Warwick, and Newport Police Departments. Acting United States Attorney Myrus thanks the Massachusetts and Rhode Island State Police for their assistance in the investigation of this matter and with the arrest of Worster.

Boston Field Division


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

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Arny
Arny
11 days ago

“two counts of possession of an explosive device” ? That would include just about anything from fireworks to air bags. Your kidding right ?

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
12 days ago

NOT saying this is the crime of the century by any means but who would ‘trust’ a made in china ‘silencer’?
OTOH, this character’s track record doesn’t exactly shout that he is a stellar individual. We do get judged by the company we keep………………….

Batch
Batch
12 days ago

I am curious if one first obtains the proper NFA tax stamp, and THEN orders parts from overseas, if that is legal? Or is the importation across country borders a completely different issue?

Arny
Arny
11 days ago
Reply to  Batch

They just want their 10 % for the big guy. lol

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
9 days ago
Reply to  Batch

You don’t need ANY paperwork, fees, or special magic for possession of or use a Solvent Trap Cleaners or Fuel Filters… 6″ 10″ 1/2-28, 5/8-24 Fuel Filter, Solvent Trap Ki for NAPA 4003, WIX – Rev Filters HOWEVER, once you drill holes through them and assemble them to work as a silencer and attach it to a firearm, you just committed two felonies! The first felony is manufacturing the “silencer” because you had the INTENT and follow-through to make a silencer WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING YOUR LICENSING, PAY YOUR FEES, OBTAIN YOUR TAX STAMP. to do so… Secondly, you attach it… Read more »

Last edited 9 days ago by USMC0351Grunt
CourageousLion
CourageousLion
12 days ago

I’m curious…was this guy ever convicted of an actual CRIME. You know, one where a VICTIM was involved? Or was it all tax related for not paying $200 for a “solvent trap”? I looked at his claimed crimes in the list above and can’t find any victims involved. Seems to me the ones committing a crime are those who can’t understand SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
12 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

He had a 9mm magazine in his possession!

Careful about what you are implying – Neanderthal75 will accuse you of hating enforcers who are just doing their jobs. If they don’t arrest someone for having a 9mm magazine, they might lose their government jobs.

If they lose their government jobs, they may have to work in the private sector – eek!

Oh, the humanity.

Last edited 12 days ago by JSNMGC
BeReady
BeReady
12 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

possession with intent to distribute cocaine” – Does not sounds like a top notch citizen I’d like to defend………

Arny
Arny
11 days ago
Reply to  BeReady

Yeah that’s big pharmas job. But yet this is ok ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnWnx0k9tGY&t=2s

Last edited 11 days ago by Arny
ipsick
ipsick
12 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

convicted felon is all you have to know

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
12 days ago
Reply to  ipsick

Even if the felony was:

  • Rifle with a 15.5″ barrel with no federal approval/registration (today); or
  • Unregistered semiautomatic rifle (in the future)?
USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
9 days ago
Reply to  ipsick

Felons are allowed possession of certain firearms.

Orion
Orion
8 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

1898 or earlier manufactured firearms are classified as antiques and legal… federally.
same with all rimfire ammunition….antique.

Last edited 8 days ago by Orion
swmft
swmft
12 days ago

hell if they saw what i have condensing water in my air system to protect air tools and paint they would arrest me , effective water separators for high volume air system use what looks like a 30 cal suppressor. only difference I see is series of screens

Arny
Arny
11 days ago
Reply to  swmft

There are few videos of LEO showing up at diesel enthusiast buying fuel filters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=270sLN5WL2I

Stag
Stag
13 days ago

Looks like the government thugs are bragging about armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and violation of rights again.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
13 days ago

“On Wednesday, members of the HSI Providence Task Force and the HSI Boston Special Response Team, with the assistance of ATF agents and Pawtucket Police, arrested Worster and executed a court-authorized search of his residence. Agents and officers seized a .22 caliber rifle and ammunition, a 9mm magazine, a flak jacket, and a military-style helmet, and various tools and components for constructing firearms.”

The horror.

Who is the HSI Providence Task Force who worked with the BATFE?

“The Providence HSI Task Force is comprised of agents and officers from HSI and the Pawtucket, Warwick, and Newport Police Departments.

Alan in NH
Alan in NH
13 days ago

These things have been advertised on Fakebook and Amazon among other places. I pity the fools who bought them.