A San Antonio man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday for his role in a firearms straw purchasing and trafficking scheme tied to the Zetas drug cartel.
Marino Castro, Jr., 27, pleaded guilty to smuggling the guns in December of 2010. He was the last of 21 defendants to be sentenced in connection with the gun trafficking scheme.
According to court records, Castro and Edward Levar Davis, 33, of Eagle Pass, were the ringleaders of an operation that had individuals making straw purchases of firearms from gun shops in the San Antonio area. Once the guns were purchased, they were delivered to a staging area near Eagle pass. Castro and Davis would then smuggle them to members of the Zetas in Mexico.
Source: Fox 29 San Antonio
A San Antonio man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday for his…
by Tactical-Life / Jul 26, 2012