New Mexico Police Chief Arrested in Federal Raid

March 13, 2011

“The sheriff for Luna County is requesting that the entire Columbus Police Department step down until the federal investigation involving city leaders in a firearms trafficking ring is over.”


Columbus Police Department is under investigation for smuggling firearms favored by Mexican drug cartels, as well as ammunition, from the United States into Mexico. Columbus Police Chief,  Mayor and City Representative, were arrested along with seven others.




“…the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations office in New Mexico and Texas, Drug Enforcement Administration and the’s Las Cruces office were all part of the investigation that led to the arrests.”


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