Two United States Army reservists were arrested yesterday (April 15) for illegally selling military firearms to an undercover agent posing as a member of a Mexican drug cartel.
Jaime Casillas and Andrew Reyes were to be arraigned today.
According to the U.S. Attorney's complaint, in seven transactions, the pair sold thousands of rounds of ammunition, four AR 15 rifles, an AK-47 assault rifle, a .40-caliber SKS pistol, and a 7.62-caliber SKS rifle to the undercover agent. Some of the items were military-issued and some were purchased by the defendants and re-sold.
Casillas and Reyes were told several times that the weapons were destined for Mexico. Some of the serial numbers had been obliterated, suggesting they had been used in a crime or were stolen.