Idaho man gets 3.5 years in prison for smuggling ammunition through Arizona-Mexico border
PHOENIX — A 45-year-old Idaho man was sentenced last week to three and a half years in prison for smuggling ammunition into Mexico through the Arizona-Mexico border, authorities said.
Adrian Guadalupe Valdez will serve 42 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to smuggling goods from the country, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a press release.
In April, Customs and Border Protection Officers attempted to inspect Valdez’s vehicle at the Nogales Port of Entry when he then ran in an attempt to flee into Mexico.
He was taken into custody after more officers found 17,500 rounds of ammunition in the trunk.
The Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency investigated the case.