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Latino Daily News

Tuesday March 6, 2012

Latino Blotter: 10-Yr Prison Sentence for Two Latinos Possessing Machine Gun & Selling Grenades

Latino Blotter: 10-Yr Prison Sentence for Two Latinos Possessing Machine Gun & Selling Grenades

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Jose Eduardo Munoz, 28, and Alfredo Israel Zendejo Jr., 22, both Laredo residents and convicted felons, have each been sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison for illegal possession of a machine gun, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Munoz pleaded guilty on November 17, 2011, while Zendejo pleaded guilty on December 17, 2011. At their respective plea hearings, both admitted that on or about July 13, 2011, they delivered and sold a fully automatic Cobry M‐11, 9mm submachine gun to undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents for $1,000 and a silencer for an additional $200. The payment was made in cash at the time Munoz and Zendejo handed agents the machine gun and silencer.

Zendejo also negotiated delivering four hand grenades for sale to the undercover agents, which were to be delivered by Munoz. Munoz, however, was in an automobile accident on the way to meet Zendejo and the undercover agent to purportedly deliver the four grenades.