Lancaster Man Tied To Federal Agent’s Murder In Mexico

By Bud Gillett, CBS 11 News

LANCASTER (CBSDFW.COM) – One of three Lancaster men arrested in an alleged gun-running scheme Monday morning has ties to the killing of a U.S. ICE agent in Mexico, according to an affidavit released Monday.

Members of a drug cartel killed customs officer Jaime Zapata during what Mexican police termed a phony traffic stop on February 15.

A federal affidavit accompanying Monday’s arrests says one of the guns used in the attack was traced to a gun purchased by 22-year-old Otilio Osorio on Oct.10, 2010.

The affidavit says the  gun was a Draco 7.62 and was bought at a North Texas gun store. On Monday Otilio Osorio, his brother Ranferi Osorio, 27, and a neighbor, Kelvin Leon Morrison – all from Lancaster – were arrested.

The men faced a federal magistrate on Monday and two will have further court appointments Tuesday.

The affidavit also alleges the men were stopped last November with 40 firearms in their possession. U.S. Justice Department officials said they will release more information Tuesday.

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  2. darrell says:

    first, i hope they each get the death penalty. second, 40 guns in their possession? i hope that was seriously investigated.d

  3. Gail Goodwine-Gomez says:

    When will we secure our borders. Stop all Mexican Nationals from entering the U.S. now. We Texans are living next to hardened criiminals. Our schools are in a mess because of these people. When will the Republicans take the necessary action to stop these people from entering our country.

  4. fannypacker says:

    The faint print says it is an automatic. NOT.

  5. Chuck says:

    Wonder if this was one of the guns the BATF let go so they could trace the route that the guns traveled

    1. darrell says:

      thats a very good question Chuck

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