Skip to comments.Feds Sentence Two Illegal Immigrants for Carrying Nearly 150 Assault Rifles Into U.S.
Posted on 06/03/2010 8:23:47 PM PDT by Route797
McALLEN, Texas -- Two Mexican nationals caught in Texas with 147 assault rifles, 10,000 rounds of ammunition, high-capacity magazines and bayonets have started serving short federal sentences after pleading guilty to entering the U.S. illegally.
Federal prosecutors released the names of Damaso Alberto Rueda Cabrera and Arnulfo de la Cruz Sanchez on Thursday along with the unusual announcement that the men made their initial appearances in federal court, pleaded guilty and were sentenced to terms of 10 days and 45 days, respectively, all on Tuesday.
In a prepared statement, U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said the investigation continued and no further comment would be made by any of the agencies involved. U.S. District Magistrate Judge J. Scott Hacker sentenced both men. Marissa Perez-Garcia, head of the federal public defenders office in Laredo, said she had no comment on the case.
Laredo police pulled over the two men Saturday afternoon. Police said it was the biggest weapons seizure in the area in years and that while the investigation was ongoing, it appeared clear the guns were destined for Mexico.
De la Cruz, 53, of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, waded across the Rio Grande into Laredo on May 28, according to court records.
Rueda, 20, of Reynosa, Mexico, was the driver and had been in the U.S. since illegally crossing the border Dec. 15, 2008, according to court records.
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Assault rifles? Bayonets? Sounds more like a case of foreign invasion than illegal immigration.
Soooooooo...how did they get SOUTH of the border to only be IMPORTED (illegally) north of the border in the first place? Aren’t we the ones fueling the guns south of the border???
10 days and 45 days? I wonder how long a citizen convicted of possessing such an illegal/unregistered arsenal would get?
1. Truckload of assault weapons
2. Cartels threaten to detonate dam
How much more obvious could it be that we’re being INVADED..?
Clear and present danger since YEARS AGO.
This story needs to be followed. Did the guns originate in Mexico or the US? Journalism has sunk to a new low when you know less than you did when you started reading the article than when you were done.
Who, What, When, Where, How..is it so difficult?
That headline is confusing. INTO the US? Did they bring them in here or were they taking them to Mexico?
As you say, this story should be followed. My bet is a major new corridor is about to open and its going to be bloody in the process.
” ... Journalism has sunk to a new low ... “
Corporate Media is Criminal Media operating for the sole purpose propaganda and mind/social control, reporting truth or fact is entirely secondary in priority.
Ain’t this JUST GREAT?!
These anti-American leftists want to blame us—that’s US!—for Mexico’s wretched disfunction, and now, here’s a “conveniently” ready-made case to try to show that America is the big, bad ol’ gun-provider. And, these poor, downtrodden “migrant workers” were only unwitting mules who get a little short slap on the wrist with good meals three times a day.
I’m SICK of this BULL!! Get these invading interlopers OUT of OUR country!! Shut down the southern border!
Sorry to everyone for posting a confusing article. I guess the motto here should be "We report, you try to figure it out".
This has to be the third or fourth story I have read on the subject and not one has any details on the assault rifles. They could be Daisy BB rifles for all I know.
There was speculation that this was a false flag/provocateur operation and I think this confirms it.
LOL! Last thing I heard of these guys, they were headed INTO Mexico...
please tell me there’s a typo in the number of DAYS they got???
Hell’s bells, what do you have to do to get a decent sentence around here??
The news on the radio this morning was that these two illegals were attempting to smuggle the weapons from here into Mexico. Yeah right. More likely, they brought them over the river to Texas but that would not fit the media’s prepared story line.
Oh as to their sentence, Ramos and Campeon, US border patrol agents were sentenced to 10 and 11 years in federal prison for shooting a known drug trafficer in the ass.
Same ol same ol. And they wonder why the civilian population is arming up.
Smoke a cigarette in a non-designated area maybe...
These weapons came from the US originally, as anyone knows. These Mexican dudes were just trying to return them to their rightful owners. Ya see, that’s a big theme with 0bama and his pals.
10 days and 45 days?
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Give them just enough time to rest up, learn some new tricks, get a haircut, physical, get a little dental work done and make new connections on the inside.
Is this a great country or what.
Diss a democrat politician.