(Gun smuggling ring broken up)…Seven are being charged in San Diego Federal Court.
The arrests were the result of a Homeland Security investigation into a scheme launched in March, 2014 and was linked to a probe into an assassination/enforcer cell in Mexicali, and a drug trafficking organization operating throughout Southern California, Arizona and Mexico, on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel. Agents interdicted several .50 Caliber firearms and other weapons before they were able to cross the border at the Calexico Ports of Entry, as well as at other Ports. The 7 being charged are being held without bail. All have entered pleas of not guilty. Several Cartel leaders were also indicted in the San Diego Court. They remain fugitives.