Man pleads guilty to smuggling weapons and ammunition into Mexico

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Martin Lopez-Villela was arrested in February at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge.

Martin Lopez-Villela was arrested in February at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A Dallas man has pled guilty to smuggling weapons and ammunition into Mexico.

Martin Lopez-Villela, 51, was arrested back in February at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge. That's where inspectors found two semi-automatic weapons and 300 rounds of ammunition.

Court documents show Lopez-Villela admitted he purchased them in Dallas and was transporting them to San Luis, Potosi to a dealer there, for $450.

He could face 50 years in prison.


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