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United States

27 October 2008

Associated Press

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A former South Texas police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally selling guns that wound up in Mexico. Ramon Martinez, who at the time was a Palm Valley police officer, would buys guns from dealers and private citizens, often over the Internet, then sell them for a profit. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, guns found in Mexico and traced back to Martinez triggered the investigation. Martinez, 37, faces five years... (

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