TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tucson say a man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for attempting to smuggle ammunition into Mexico.
They say 42-year-old Jorge Armando Lopez-Espinoza received a 46-month prison term.
Prosecutors say that in May 2020, Lopez-Espinoza conspired with others to smuggle 8,000 rounds of ammunition in his tractor trailer from Nogales, Arizona, to Mexico.
Law enforcement agents intercepted the shipments of ammunition before Lopez-Espinoza could get them.
Lopez-Espinoza picked up the boxes he believed contained the 8,000 rounds, hid them in his tractor trailer and attempted to enter Mexico through the Nogales Port of Entry.