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Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to More than Four Years for Gun Smuggling

Posted By allan On November 30, 2012 @ 9:22 am In News Story | No Comments

Steve Neavling

A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced in El Paso, Tex.  to 51 months in prison for his role in buying guns to be smuggled into Mexico, the Associated Press reports [2].

The sentence was part of a plea deal in which Ricardo Montalvo agreed to plead guilty to recruiting others as straw buyers of guns in exchange for having 19 counts dropped, the AP reported.

The 29-year-old former agent was accused of buying nine weapons, more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition and high-capacity magazines for assault rifles.


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