4 more face charges in Laredo guns smuggling case

September 4, 2012 7:23:00 AM PDT
Prosecutors in South Texas say four more suspects face charges in an alleged weapons smuggling ring to Mexico.

Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrests in the case of Laredo businessman Robert Jacaman Sr. and his wife, Veronica.

An 11-count indictment returned last month names the couple, Atanacio "None" Gonzalez-Torres, Jose Luis Estrada, Carlos Picazio and Mario Rodriguez.

Gonzalez-Torres was arrested Sunday. Estrada, Picazio and Rodriguez surrendered last week. Estrada and Picazio were ordered released on $100,000 bonds.

The Jacamans are charged with conspiring to provide and providing ammunition and firearm magazines, selling ammunition to illegal immigrants and to a convicted felon and selling an assault rifle to a convicted felon.

The four co-defendants are also charged with conspiracy. Officials did not immediately provide information on attorneys for them.

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