Pharr man claims Mexican gunmen pushed him to smuggle machine gunSince yesterday, this article has been re-written, the FUD has been toned down and the M1919A4 shown in the picture is no longer stated as water-cooled. I am working on digging up more information in regards to this as only the local ABC affiliate down there has a story about it. If wanting to read more about recent events on the border, the CBS affiliate stories are here.
February 08, 2011 3:29 PM
PHARR — Federal authorities arrested a 21-year-old Pharr man who allegedly tried to smuggle a machine gun into Mexico.
A Pharr police officer stopped Julio Cesar Ramirez's in a white 2006 Hummer H3 as he attempted enter the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, according to a criminal complaint.
The officer said he noticed a black gun case in the back seat of the Hummer and called U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to the scene.
There is something just not right about this and will follow-up when I can gain more information.
David Codrea has asked me "Any bets?" And it is what I have been thinking it, or similar, may actually be.