Man Wanted for Smuggling Firearms to Philippines Arrested While Vacationing on Guam


Authorities say Kirby Chung Santos smuggled $200,000 worth of firearms between the US and the Philippines.

Guam – A man wanted on allegations that he smuggled firearms through the mail from the US to the Philippines was in court for a removal hearing today.


Kirby Chung Santos was on Guam for vacation with his family unaware that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest. While eating at a restaurant, federal authorities closed in and arrested him.

He’s accused of ordering $200,000 worth of firearms from suppliers in Kentucky and Missouri under false names, having them shipped to an address in New Jersey and then to the Philippines where he would receive the firearms illegally.

According to a complaint, the person who received the firearms in New Jersey and mailed them to Santos confessed to the crime.

While in District Court today, Santos waived his right to an identity hearing, acknowledging that he is in fact the Kirby Santos named in the complaint.

Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan ordered that Santos be sent to New Jersey immediately to face the charges.