Thu March 24, 2011
Local NM Officials Suspected of Smuggling Guns for Drug Cartel
By Monica Ortiz Uribe
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.