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Posted: Mar 9, 2014 9:15 AM

Updated: Mar 9, 2014 9:19 AM

BROWNSVILLE - Federal authorities say four people have been arrested for allegedly planning to smuggle high-powered weapons into Mexico.

ATF agents arrested U.S. citizens Cassandra Camacho and Daniel Cantu Junior as well as Mexican nationals Jesus Ivan Rodriguez and Nestor Leal-Cedillo.

The suspects were reportedly arrested after meeting with an undercover ATF agent and exchanging $17,000 in cash for guns in a sporting goods store in Edinburg on Wednesday.

Court documents say Cantu told agents he knew the weapons, including three AK-47 rifles and one AR-15 rifle, were to be hidden before being transported by tractor-trailer rig to Mexico.

A detention hearing is set for later this week.

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