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Boston man arrested on firearms offense

A 24-year-old man was charged with one count of unlicensed transportation of firearms in federal court in Boston, the US attorney for Massachusetts said in a statement Thursday.

Kenny Romero, of Boston, allegedly was in possession of a firearm during a traffic stop in December 2016, officials said.

Officers discovered the firearm was purchased in Virginia by another individual in November 2016 and allegedly been used in a shooting earlier that month. Romero was transporting the firearm from Virginia to Massachusetts, officials said.

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The charge has a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000, officials said.

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