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4 years 15 weeks ago, 9:07 AM

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Mexican couple admit to 27,000-round ammo cache in Texas

By Jared Taylor MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) -

Two illegal immigrants pleaded guilty in Texas on Monday to possessing 27,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition along the U.S.-Mexico border, where cross-border weapons smuggling has increased in recent years, the Attorney's Office said.

Police in Laredo, Texas, discovered the ammunition after they stopped a Dodge Ram pickup truck that failed to stop at a stop sign in March, Attorney Kenneth Magidson said in a statement.

Weapons traffickers along the U.S.-Mexico border regularly attempt to evade authorities to garner big payoffs from Mexican drug cartels. Magidson did not indicate whether the ammunition was destined for Mexico.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon told President Barack Obama in April that his country's bloody drug war — which has claimed more than 50,000 lives since 2006 — would not cease until the United States stems the flow of weapons that head south of the Rio Grande.

After the Laredo traffic stop, officers arrested Abraham Garcia-Perguero, 35, and his wife, Maria Isabel Rodriguez-Olivio, 33, both Mexican citizens living as illegal immigrants in Laredo, Magidson said.

Police seized 27 boxes of .223-caliber ammunition — commonly used in AR-15 or M-16 assault rifles — alongside a Glock pistol with 50 bullets, Magidson said.

Garcia-Perguero and Rodriguez-Olivio admitted they picked up the ammunition and Glock bullet magazine from a local gun shop and were going to deliver them to another person waiting outside a strip club, Magidson said. They expected to receive between $400 and $500 for transporting the ammo.

Each faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine for possessing the large ammo cache.

(Editing by Corrie MacLaggan, Cynthia Johnston and Lisa Shumaker)

4 years 15 weeks ago, 9:55 AM

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But on the plus side

Obama says they can still vote!

4 years 15 weeks ago, 10:23 AM

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ammo cache

so were these people charged with having too much ammo,or with being illegals obviously up to no good?

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
4 years 14 weeks ago, 5:35 PM

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I remember when Rick Perry brought up the issue of the border fence, and Obama said they were built. How could these people smuggle anything south, or be here to begin with? I mean Obama said the fence was done, and he wouldn't lie to the people, would he? Wouldn't a fence block both ways?

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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i think your confusing obama for abraham lincoln "i cannot tell a lie" obamaham lincoln.hahaha. best borat impression- obama cannot tell a lie......NOT!

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
4 years 14 weeks ago, 7:47 PM

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so carrying 27,000 rounds is illegal? other than them being illegal immigrants what else is wrong? they are just a couple pawns,follow the money boys,somebody had to pay for that much ammo.Then theres the gun dealer,big sale there bub.fuckin joke.

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 8:59 AM

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