August 9, 2012
A Mexican husband and wife were sentenced to prison terms of over two years each on Thursday after they admitted to possessing 27,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition destined for Mexico, where cross-border weapons smuggling has risen in recent years, the Attorney’s Office said.
Abraham Garcia-Perguero, 38, was sentenced to 33 months while his common-law wife, Maria Isabel Rodriguez-Olivo, 36, got a 27-month term at a federal court hearing in Laredo, Texas, Attorney Kenneth Magidson said in a statement.
The Mexican couple, both in the United States illegally, admitted to authorities that they knew the thousands of rounds of ammunition were headed to Mexico, Magidson said.
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