Laredo gun dealer gets prison, loses license

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 10:32 PM

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Laredo gun store owner to five years in prison for smuggling ammunition to Mexico.

Robert Jacaman Sr. also surrendered his license to sell firearms by virtue of his felony guilty plea.

The 60-year-old owner of Jacaman Guns and Ammo in Laredo admitted to conspiring with others to smuggle into Mexico .223-caliber and 7.62-millimeter ammunition and high-capacity rifle magazines designed to fit AR-15-type and AK-47-type firearms. Prosecutors say thousands of rounds of ammunition plus gun magazines referenced in the 2012 indictment were intercepted before being delivered to Mexico.

The five-year prison term was the maximum allowed by law.

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