KUNM Local
10:33 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Local NM Officials Suspected of Smuggling Guns for Drug Cartel

Columbus, NM – Federal law enforcement officials regularly bust people for smuggling weapons across the border into Mexico.

But it's not everyday they arrest a mayor, a town trustee and a police chief as suspected gun traffickers. But that's what happened in Columbus, New Mexico, where residents in this border town are reeling with the news.

From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.