Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:14 am
Man in gun smuggling ring to be sentenced in Ariz.
The Associated Press
Jaime Avila Jr. faces up to 10 years in prison for his acknowledged role as a straw buyer for the ring that authorities say smuggled guns into Mexico for use by a drug cartel.
Two AK-47 variants bought by Avila were found after the December 2010 shootout that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near the Arizona border city of Nogales.
The firefight was between agents and five men who had sneaked into the country from Mexico for the purpose of robbing marijuana smugglers.