Under new law, they condemn a Mexican in the US for trafficking at least 231 weapons
A Mexican identified as Isaac Hernandezbecame the first person consigned in the US under a new law that seeks to prevent arms trafficking.
According to information from Justice Departmentthe 25-year-old individual, was investigated since January 2020 for the purchase and traffic of 231 pistols in 9mm, .380 and .22 calibers.
On July 11, US authorities arrested him when he was traveling to Laredo. When checking your vehicle found 17 firearms.
For the crime with which he is charged, the subject can reach a sentence of at least 15 years in prison and will remain imprisoned until his hearing is held, Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo determined.
The new one Law to Stop Illegal Arms Trafficking It went into effect on June 25, a month after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where 22 people, including children and adults, lost their lives, including the shooter.
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Last August, the president Joe Biden spoke out against arms trafficking to Mexico.
During a speech at the Wilkes University Wilkes-BarrePennsylvania, called for guns to be kept out of the border area.
“Mexico, which has real problems, is causing us real problems, do you know what their biggest complaint is? Can't we stop arms trafficking across the southern border into Mexico?” she said.
In response, the foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard He said that would be a great help.
On August 4, 2021, the Mexican government sued weapons manufacturers in a Federal Court in Bostonwhom he accuses of negligent trade and blames for the arrival of illegal weapons in the hands of criminal groups in Mexico.
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