An Arizona man charged with smuggling weapons throughout the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced to jail time this week.
U.S. District Choose James Soto sentenced 27-year-old Alejandro Valles to fifteen months in jail for his function in a weapons smuggling scheme in 2018. Court docket filings say in October of that 12 months, Valles positioned a web based order for a grenade launcher designed to connect to a rifle. He despatched the bundle to a different particular person in southern Arizona who smuggled it to Mexico.
Authorities prosecutors say later that 12 months, a Mexican citizen positioned an order for one more grenade launcher and had it shipped to Valles. They are saying he supposed to smuggle the weapon into Mexico, however it was intercepted by legislation enforcement earlier than making it to him.
Choose Soto beforehand sentenced the Mexican citizen charged with working with Valles to 33 months in jail. Each males pleaded responsible to their fees.