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3rd Suspect Charged in Florida Scheme to Smuggle Weapons to South America

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    Authorities Announce Massive Weapons Trafficking Bust

    Anthony Salisbury, special agent in charge of HSI Miami, discusses the seizure of thousands of weapons as part of the bust of a massive South Florida-based weapons trafficking operation.

    (Published Friday, June 28, 2019)

    Another person has been charged in Florida with taking part in a massive weapons smuggling operation to Argentina and elsewhere in South America.

    Federal court records filed in Miami show that 47-year-old Cristian German Barrera of Palm Beach County is charged with violating arms export laws by allegedly shipping thousands of AR-15 rifle parts to Argentina. Two other people were previously charged in the case.

    Court records did not list an attorney for Barrera, who has a bail hearing set next week in Miami federal court.

    Homeland Security Investigations officials say the probe led to seizure 52 AR-15 assault rifles, 189 other long weapons, 156 handguns, 30,000 rounds of ammunition and $110,000 in cash.

    Massive Weapons Trafficking Bust With South Florida Links

    [MI] Massive Weapons Trafficking Bust With South Florida Links

    More than two dozen suspects have been arrested and thousands of weapons and explosives were seized as part of a crackdown on a massive South Florida-linked international weapons trafficking operation, authorities said Friday.

    (Published Friday, June 28, 2019)

    Argentine authorities arrested several other suspects in that country.

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