St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) – A man from Mexico has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for a drug conviction stemming from the discovery of various contraband in his checked luggage at the Twin Cities airport.
According to federal court documents, Kevin Aguilar-Moreno was attempting to board a flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix in late October last year when TSA screeners discovered approximately 1 kilogram of methamphetamine, two pistols, an AR-15 type rifle with no serial number, along more than 240 rounds of ammunition. Federal prosecutors described the rifle as a so-called “ghost gun,” which are difficult for law enforcement to track.
The criminal complaint against Aguilar-Moreno also notes that 39 of the bullets were armor-piercing ammunition. The luggage also contained eight rifle and handgun magazines.
Aguilar-Moreno, who previously pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, admitted he obtained the drugs from a person in Red Wing and was planning to sell the drugs in Arizona.
Hundreds of Fentanyl-Laced Pills Found During Olmsted County Stop
LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state
Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.