Thursday, August 4, 2022

Cartel son busted again - weapons

The son of the former head of the Gulf cartel has pleaded guilty to weapons charges in Texas. Osiel Cardenas Jr., 30, attempted to purchase five Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifles and five Zastava M90 rifles for export to Mexico. Undercover federal agents arrested him in the parking lot of a gun store on April 22, 2021, in Brownsville, Texas. Cardenas Jr. was on supervised release for a previous felony at the time.
The Zastava M90 is a Serbian assault rifle. It can fire 650 rounds per minute from a 30 bullet magazine.
The Bushmaster was designed to comply with the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. The Bushmaster carbine gained notoriety for its repeated use in domestic terror. A Bushmaster XM-15 was used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, along with many others.