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Gun Show Gun Buyer Charged With Gun Smuggling

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A detention hearing will be held Thursday for a Brownsville man accused of trying to smuggle into Mexico several firearms purchased at a local gun show.

Dimas Torres-Rodriguez is currently jailed without bond following his arrest Sunday and initial federal court appearance Monday. Torres-Rodriguez came under investigation last Saturday after Homeland Security Investigations agents were tipped about suspicious firearms sales at the SAXET gun show in McAllen.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by the Brownsville Herald, Torres-Rodriguez purchased as many as eight firearms. Agents followed him to Brownsville, then notified CBP officers who stopped him at the B-and-M International Bridge. A search of the truck turned up a hidden compartment holding five AK-type rifles, two AR-type rifles, and six magazines. Torres-Rodriguez is charged with attempting to export firearms without a license.

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