JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A man and his nephew have been sentenced in Mississippi to federal prison for using the same truck twice on the same route to try to smuggle guns from North Carolina to Mexico. The nephew was pulled over in the truck just two months after his uncle was arrested and authorities hid a GPS tracking device on it, according to court records.
Jose Luis Santos-Garcia and his nephew, Javier Molina, both pleaded guilty in the case. They were sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.
Santos-Garcia was sentenced to just over eight years in prison to be followed by three years on supervised release. Molino was sentenced to more than four years in prison with three years on supervised release. Each man was fined $3,000, according to court records.
Santos-Garcia was pulled over on Interstate 10 in south Mississippi’s