A cadet at a Texas border-area police academy received a sentence of more than four years in prison for supplying a cartel in Mexico with .50 caliber ammunition.
The case began in February when a Hidalgo County Deputy Constable pulled Almeida over during a traffic stop, court documents obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. When the deputy searched Almeida’s red Hyundai Elantra, he found several boxes of ammunition in the trunk and other parts of the vehicle. In total, the man had 600 rounds of .50 caliber tracer ammunition.
— US Attorney SDTX (@USAO_SDTX) August 31, 2023
At the time of the arrest, Almeida was a cadet at a local police academy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed.
While court documents do not specify who Almeida was buying the ammunition for. But, the city of Reynosa is controlled by the Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel which is currently going through a fierce turf war with a rival faction. This turf war has led to almost daily shootouts on the outskirts of Reynosa and Rio Bravo.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at [email protected].
Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at [email protected].