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Tucson couple sentenced in weapons smuggling case

Posted at 1:00 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 20:22:09-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Tucson couple was sentenced to five years in prison for weapons smuggling.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 29-year-old Michael Justin Huynh and 28-year-old Katie Ellen O'Brien pleaded guilty to smuggling AK-type and .50 caliber semiautomatic assault rifles from the U.S. into Mexico.

Huynh was sentenced Sept. 3 and O'Brien was sentenced Jan. 16.

The ATF and U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General investigated the case.