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Texas Man Arrested For Smuggling 8,600 Ammo Rounds, $1M In Military Equipment To Mexico

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File photo of blank ammunition rounds. (credit: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The ex-owner of a law enforcement uniform shop in West Texas has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for smuggling ammunition into Mexico.

A judge in El Paso on Wednesday also ordered Hector Ayala to forfeit about 8,600 rounds of ammo and $1 million worth of military and law enforcement equipment.

The 49-year-old businessman formerly owned Uniforms of Texas in El Paso. The company was raided in late 2011.

Ayala in December pleaded guilty to facilitating the smuggling of goods as part of a plea agreement. Charges of money laundering and illegally exporting ballistic vests were dropped.

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