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Businessman Convicted of Trying to Export Gun Magazines to Mexico

Friday, Jan 10, 2014  |  Updated 8:22 AM CDT
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Man Convicted of Trying to Export Gun Magazines to Mexico

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A South Texas businessman who owns sporting goods and weapons stores has been convicted of trying to export more than 600 assault gun magazines to Mexico.

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A South Texas businessman who owns sporting goods and weapons stores has been convicted of trying to export more than 600 assault gun magazines to Mexico.

Prosecutors in Laredo say 42-year-old Arturo Gonzalez awaits sentencing after being convicted Thursday of three weapons counts.

Authorities say all of the AK-47 assault rifle magazines in the undercover investigation were seized before reaching Mexico. The case goes back to 2012.

Prosecutors on Friday did not immediately provide information on a possible sentence for Gonzalez, who remains free on bond.

Investigators say Gonzalez owns two J.C. Twiss "El Canonazo" sporting apparel and firearm accessories stores in Laredo.

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