EL PASO, Federal authorities arrested a couple who owns a gun business in Laredo, Texas,
for allegedly selling ammunition in bulk and weapons that were destined to end Mexico‘s criminal cartels.
Special Agent of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security (HSI) in San Antonio, Texas, Jerry Robinette said that this arrest is part of the commitment of the U.S. authorities to stop the illegal flow of arms and ammunition destined for organized crime in Mexico.
The couple is accused of selling ammunition to illegal immigrants, among others, and his first statement in court is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Each offense he is charged could lead to fines of up to $ 250,000.
Both detainees Jacaman Robert Sr. and his wife Veronica Jacaman, eleven face federal charges for crimes related to trafficking in arms and ammunition, explained Robinette, who noted that the prosecutor asked to be denied bail.
The indictment also are accused of having conspired to provide ammunition and chargers to illegal immigrants, as well as ammunition and an assault rifle to convicted criminals.
The detailed indictment that from January to July 2012 detainees conspired to sell large quantities of .223 caliber ammunition and a thousand rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm to an undocumented immigrant who was in the country, and had entered the United States on a nonimmigrant visa.
Also facing charges for selling a CMMG, Model 4SA semiautomatic a person with criminal charges and ammunition illegally exporting assault weapons to Mexico.
Cartridges, weapons and ammunition were intercepted by authorities before reaching Mexico.
The investigation was conducted by the HSI and the Office for the Control of Alcohol, Snuff, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
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