Jun 6, 2014 3:40 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A man who was caught trying to smuggle dozens of assault rifles into Mexico has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison.
This is the stash of weapons that officers with the Kingsville specialized crimes and narcotics task force found when they pulled over 26 year old Angel Aquino-Pineda back on October.
35 AK-47 type rifles and $26,000 dollars were found during a search of his truck.
The weapons and the cash were found inside a secret compartment.
Aquino-Pineda later admitted he was taken the rifles from Houston to Mcallen, from there they were to be smuggled into Mexico.
11 hours ago
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