Texans sentenced for buying guns for Mexican cartel.

Image: offnews.info Nine Texas men and women have been sentenced…

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Nine Texas men and women have been sentenced to prison for purchasing firearms for Mexico’s Los Zetas drug cartel, and a dozen others face charges linked to a Department of Justice probe into weapons trafficking, officials said on Wednesday.

U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said that in many cases, the purchasers were paid a couple of hundred dollars to buy a weapon and hand it to a smuggler.

“Firearms smugglers employ individuals in the United States with no criminal histories to purchase firearms, often assault-style weapons, and those weapons are then smuggled into Mexico,” Pitman told reporters in San Antonio.

Source: Jim Forsyth for Reuters.

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