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Man Accused of Smuggling Weapons to Appear in Court

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Posted: Nov 30, 2012 12:08 PM

Updated: Nov 30, 2012 12:28 PM

MCALLEN - A Rio Grande Valley man accused of smuggling weapons in and out of Mexico is due in federal court.

Police arrested Juan Ricardo Cardenas in Roma during a traffic stop. They found five assault rifles, a grenade launcher, four grenades and ammo.

Investigators say Cardenas and another suspect admitted to bringing the weapons back and forth from Mexico to the U.S. to avoid a rival cartel.

Topics: Roma, federal court, smuggling weapons, roma, grenade launcher

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