Texas Man Gets Prison After Smuggling Grenades for Mexican Cartel

Breitbart – by ILDEFONSO ORTIZ

LUBBOCK, Texas — A Texas border man who smuggled grenade launchers for drug cartels has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison. On Monday evening in McAllen, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced 27-year-old Erik Perez Bazan to 75 months in prison and a three year term of supervised release.

Late last month Perez had pleaded guilty to smuggling grenade launchers, barrels and other weapons into Mexico for approximately five or six years.   

Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas show that on January 2013, federal agents stopped Perez at an international bridge where agents with Homeland Security Investigations questioned him. During the interview the South Texas man told agents that he would recruit individuals to help buy and export the parts for the 40 mm grenade launchers that he got for individuals in Mexico.

As Breitbart Texas has previously reported,  the area south of the Rio Grande Valley is the scene of regular cartel shootouts where gunmen not only use automatic weapons but also grenades and other pieces of military equipment.

“This sentencing sends a clear message to individuals who purchase, transport or facilitate the attempted smuggling of weapons, ammunition and other related items,” said HSI  Special Agent in Charge for the San Antonio Division. “Preventing these items from being acquired from or delivered to the wrong hands is a top priority for HSI. We will continue working with our domestic and international law enforcement partners in this effort.”

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http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/16/Texas-Man-Sentenced-For-Smuggling-Grenade-Launcher-For-Drug-Cartels

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19 thoughts on “Texas Man Gets Prison After Smuggling Grenades for Mexican Cartel

  1. “This sentencing sends a clear message to individuals who purchase, transport or facilitate the attempted smuggling of weapons, ammunition and other related items,” said HSI Special Agent in Charge for the San Antonio Division.”

    Not clear enough for Holder.

    1. have you contacted your congressman? thats how they operate, the more people that respond the better they listen. ask him/her…why is AG Holder not in jail for fast and furious?

      1. Yea, remind me to also send them a Valentine’s Day card to tell them how much I love them, if we ever get to February without our country collapsing. I’m sure that will also get their attention. 🙄

        As #1 says, “Surely you jest”.

        1. contact your congressman/woman and ask them why Holder hasnt been charged yet, thats how things get done.its an election year, get the word out everywhere if congressman??? doesnt reply. they aint gonna do nothin if you dont.

          1. havent been here for awhile, the scumbags need to hear from us, domestic enemies is out there in force calling faxing and writing e-mails.if you just sit behind your computer and bitch, your not acomplishing anything.

          2. If you complain to those communist traitors in Congress, you accomplish LESS than nothing.

            If you’ve spent any time here at all, you should know this.

          3. sit behind your computrer and bitch, your congressman aint reading this, he’s hearing from domestic enemies, if you dont contact him and let him know you dont agree he wont know. at least if he does nothing, he knows were pissed.

          4. Freewill2, do you even know what happened the last presidential election? Grow up, dude. The government is not ours. It is controlled by the elite and the only way to abolish it is by force, NOT by some written later to your Congressman.

            Think about it. They’re not writing letters. They’re using force against We the People and are trying to kill us all. A piece of paper, a call or an email is a joke to them.

            Get with the program!

          5. Writing a letter to someone who is either helpless to do anything for you or worse, one who is a willing accomplice to treason and the future murder of millions, including you and your family, is a waste of ink. Save it for lead instead.

          6. Freewill2,
            I find morons like you truly pathetic.
            The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, putting an injunction on our Bill of Rights, was passed with only seven abstaining votes.
            You are stupid beyond stupid. This is a foreign insurgency. You might as well be sending your letters to the Chinese Embassy or Tel Aviv.
            To have any intercourse with these blatant traitors, can only add acquiescence to their communist agenda.
            You are one of that pathetic 15% who have surrendered your sovereignty over to the communist system and think you can get a better communist deal by being a part of their communist election.
            So take your communist ass over to Infowhores where you’ll find the rest of your pathetic little ilk.
            Anyone who participates in this communist takeover through voting within the communist fraudulent system, or taking any other action that gives it the smallest degree of legitimacy, is a traitor by the definition of the English language.
            Bye, communist.

  2. “On Monday evening in McAllen, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced 27-year-old Erik Perez Bazan to 75 months in prison and a three year term of supervised release.”

    BS This guy either got a golden deal from a bought and paid for judge or there is no truth to it. Anyone with half a brain knows this sentence would/should have been waaaaaay higher!

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