Woman Arrested with Dozens of Firearms, Attempts to Cross Texas-Mexico Border

Jessica Alvarado was apprehended after trying to enter Mexico from Texas with many weapons, including 33 AK-47s. She was captured on camera on Tuesday while U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspected a Ford F-150 at the Hidalgo Port of Entry.

According to the complaint, 38 magazines and a total of (33) AK-47s, (3) AR-15s, a.22 rifles, (2).45 caliber handguns, and (1).22 long rifles were confiscated. When investigators noted the truck’s bed was “abnormally lifted,” they forwarded the car for a secondary inspection.

According to the complaint, Alvarado was escorted for an interview when she admitted the vehicle from Houston to her residence in San Juan with the intention of delivering it to a man in Mexico, a source posted. 

Authorities allegedly searched her residence and discovered two more weapons, drugs, and $10,000. Records indicate that Alvarado was committed to American custody. Marques Service.

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Texas Man Illegal Gun Transactions

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Leigha Simonton, Armani Morris, 22, admitted to selling more than 50 firearms without a license. After an undercover gun purchase in July 2022, he was detained and charged in August.

According to the plea papers, Mr. Morris admits that despite lacking a license to conduct the business of dealing in weapons, between 2021 and 2022, he sold at least 52 firearms. Mr. Morris received a cease-and-desist administrative notice from ATF agents on Dec. 16, 2021, warning him that his conduct was unlawful, yet he continued to buy and sell weapons.

ATF Special Agents visited Morris on April 7, 2022, at his home, and he acknowledged receiving the letter but refused to sign it. Morris continued to deal with guns without a license despite repeated warnings from law enforcement. He now faces up to five years in federal prison after ATF launched an undercover operation.

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