A Fort Worth man, Humberto Limon Olivares, 57, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Del Rio for smuggling firearms from the United States into Mexico.
According to court documents, the incident occurred on July 29 when Olivares attempted to leave the United States through the Eagle Pass Port of Entry. During a routine inspection, Customs and Border Protection Officers made a significant discovery. Hidden under a blanket in the vehicle's third row, officers found two pistols and a box of 40mm ammunition. Further inspection of the vehicle's trunk revealed five pistols, one rifle, 14 magazines, and 343 rounds of assorted ammunition.
Olivares pleaded guilty to the charge of smuggling goods from the United States. He now faces a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison. The ultimate sentence will be determined by a federal district court judge, taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.