February 22, 2024
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Two brothers from Riverside County who offered greater than 30 weapons to undercover officers pleaded responsible in San Diego Thursday to federal fees.

Homero Cervantes Rosales, 38, and Mauricio Cervantes Rosales, 28, each of Perris, admitted to promoting weapons and silencers for an estimated worth of $60,000. They negotiated with brokers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives posing as drug traffickers, in addition to one “cooperating particular person.”

The brothers’ plea agreements state that they believed the weapons they offered have been “destined for Mexico.”

The elder brother at one level acknowledged “that with advance discover, he might get any form of firearms or ammunition,” in line with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.

The brothers pleaded responsible Thursday to conspiracy to visitors firearms and dealing firearms with out a license.

“Trafficking weapons into Mexico arms felony organizations which then funnel medicine again into the US,” U.S. Lawyer Tara Okay. McGrath stated in an announcement. “On this case, ATF was in a position to seize an arsenal. And, with out their intervention these weapons would have put lives in danger on each side of the border.”

– Metropolis Information Service