Mexican nationals sentenced to prison for possession of grenades

Mexican nationals sentenced to prison for possession of grenades
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POSTED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 3:10pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 3:11pm

Four Mexican nationals, associated with Zeta drug cartel, were sentenced to prison for possessing 40 mm grenades.

The four men, Juan Ricardo Martinez-Cardenas, 38, Daniel Blanco-Avila, 23, Martin Martinez-Medina, 18, and Jose Lopez-Cerda, 24, who entered the U.S. illegally, pleaded guilty on March 5, 2013 for possessing a destructive device.

Evidence had shown that Martinez-Cardenas had been stopped in a vehicle with a four 40 mm grenades, an improvised 40 mm grenade launcher, four AK-47 type rifles and magazines loaded with 2,791 rounds of ammunition.

Through the investigation it was determined that Blanco-Avila, Martinez-Medina and Lopez Cerda were also involved in the transportation of the weapons and ammunition.

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