Two Sentenced in Gun Smuggling Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Two men have been sentenced in Mississippi for trying to smuggle guns and other equipment from the United States to Mexico.

Jose Luis Santos-Garcia and his nephew, Javier Molina, both pleaded guilty in the case. They were sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

Santos-Garcia was sentenced to almost eight years in prison. Molina was sentenced to more than four years.

Santos-Garcia was pulled over on Interstate 10 in Jackson County in August 2011 and charged with smuggling pistols, bullet-proof vests and stolen four-wheelers.

Authorities placed a GPS tracking device on the truck. About two months later, Molina was pulled over in the truck on I-10 and arrested with guns and ammunition.

Court records say the men were traveling to Mexico from North Carolina, but didn't say which cities.

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