U.S. border agent accused of buying guns for Mexican cartels.

Image: The U.S. border fence near El Paso. Wikipedia. A…

Image: The U.S. border fence near El Paso. Wikipedia.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent and his girlfriend are in custody on charges of conspiring to buy firearms and ammunition and smuggle them to criminal gangs in Mexico, according to court documents.

Ricardo Montalvo, 28, and Carla González-Ortiz, 29, were arrested Monday after a federal grand jury sitting in the El Paso Division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas handed down a 20-count indictment.

Montalvo and González-Ortiz are accused of acting as intermediaries to purchase nine firearms, including AK-47 assault rifles, as well as about 100 high-capacity ammunition clips and tens of thousands of high-caliber bullets they knew were bound for Mexican drug cartels.

Source: Fox News

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  • egs

    either someone didn’t do a very thorough background investigation, they hid their affiliation very well or were compromised (like MICE). always a few bad apples.

  • Rich

    Should have gotten involved with Fast and Furious. Then they could have had immunity just like Eric Holder.

  • Rick

    Did you catch their names? How did they get the job??