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4 nabbed for trying to smuggle guns into Mexico

Published On: Mar 09 2014 03:10:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 09 2014 03:10:28 PM CDT
Gun Smuggling
BRONWSVILLE, Texas -

(AP) - Federal authorities say four people have been arrested for allegedly planning to smuggle high-powered weapons into Mexico. 

The Brownsville Herald (http://bit.ly/1fUPy0P ) reports that U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents arrested U.S. citizens Cassandra Camacho and Daniel Cantu Jr. as well as Mexican nationals Jesus Ivan Rodriguez and Nestor Leal-Cedillo. 

They were arrested after meeting with an undercover ATF agent and exchanging $17,000 in cash for guns in a sporting goods store in Edinburg on Wednesday.    

Court documents say Cantu told agents he knew the weapons, including three AK-47 rifles and one AR-15 rifle, were to be hidden before being transported by tractor-trailer rig to Mexico.         

U.S. Magistrate Peter E. Ormsby in McAllen ordered the four individuals held without bond pending a detention hearing next week.   

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Information from: The Brownsville Herald, http://www.brownsvilleherald.com

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