Tucson Couple Sentenced For Smuggling Rifles Into Mexico

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 3:25pm

A Tucson couple accused of smuggling more than a dozen rifles into Mexico was sentenced to federal prison. 

The pair admitted to smuggling 16 AK variety semiautomatic rifles and a three larger .50-caliber rifles into Mexico in 2017. The guns were provided to a drug trafficker in that country, federal records show. 

Both received about five-year-long prison sentences. 

Their prosecution comes just days after a Mexican man was caught with several semi-auto rifles as he was leaving Arizona for Mexico. 

Earlier this week, Mexico’s top diplomat vowed that country would freeze illicit weapons trafficking from the U.S. 

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