Monday, March 10, 2014

Federal agents arrests 4 in guns-to-Mexico smuggling scheme

Federal authorities say four people have been arrested for allegedly planning to smuggle high-powered weapons into Mexico. The Brownsville Herald reports that U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents arrested U.S. citizens Cassandra Camacho andDaniel 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. AP

The U.S. outlaws certain drugs, but there is a demand so they are smuggled in from Mexico.  Mexico outlaws guns, but there is a demand, so they are smuggled in from the U.S.  Does anybody see a solution peeking out at you?  Quit outlawing stuff.  

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