Man Sentenced for Gun Smuggling Attempt

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LAREDO – A federal judge sentenced a U.S. citizen to more than four years in prison for trying to smuggle more than a dozen weapons into Mexico.

Twenty-four year old, Iram Abel Buentello pled guilty to the smuggling charges.

Federal prosecutors said he lied to CBP officers at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge in Laredo.

He claimed to have no weapons in his truck, but during a search, officers found five rifles, two shotguns, six handguns, six magazines, and four scopes. Several of the weapons were reported stolen.

Buentello was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison.


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