3 Texas Gun-Trafficking Suspects Remain Detained

DALLAS (AP) – Federal prosecutors are preparing to present to a grand jury a case against three Texas men linked to a gun used in a U.S. agent’s death in Mexico.

Ranferi Osorio is accused of starting a black-market gun-smuggling business that served Mexico’s violent Zetas drug cartel. The ex- Marine veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was ordered to remain in custody at a Wednesday hearing in Dallas.

Brother Otilio Osorio and neighbor Kelvin Leon Morrison also have been ordered detained on federal weapons charges stemming from an alleged November gun-trafficking incident involving a confidential informant.

The firearms charges aren’t directly related to last month’s death of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico. Mexican authorities have arrested at least two Zetas members in the agent’s shooting death.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Texico

    More fine Mexican citizens coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

    • Truth_Be-Known

      Did you read the article? Where in the article does it say that these two men are “Mexican citizens”?

      The article states, “Ranferi Osorio …The ex- Marine veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars…” Doesn’t sound like a “Mexican citizen” to me. Sounds like a criminal who happens to also be Hispanic.

  • Steve

    So, two anchor babies & anti-patriotic American traitor. I suspect, if they rounded up all the gun smugglers, a large percent of the offenders will have Hispanic last names & most of them will have been born here illegally. Their parents were our country illegally so their births were not legal. Period.

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