Monday, April 23, 2012

Border Patrol Agent Charged With Smuggling Guns Into Mexico

By Angela Kocherga, KVIA (El Paso, Texas)
April 11, 2012

EL PASO, Texas -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent and his girlfriend are in federal custody charged with buying and smuggling weapons and ammunition across the border to Mexico and into the hands of violent drug traffickers.

The pair was arrested Monday after a yearlong investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in El Paso.

A federal grand jury indicted U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Montalvo, 28, and his girl friend Carla Gonzales Ortiz, 29 on conspiracy, firearms and smuggling charges. [...]

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