Armed men ar­rested

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS -

Two men were ar­rested by state po­lice of­fi­cers for al­leged possession of firearms, the state Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety said Thurs­day.

The agency said the sus­pects have been iden­ti­fied as Ais­puro “Doe,” 26 and Ar­turo “Doe,” 25.

The in­di­vid­u­als were ap­pre­hended at Ejido Mérida.

Po­lice agents ob­served the sus­pects in a Honda ve­hi­cle trav­el­ing at ex­cess speed at State High­way 8 and First Street.

The agents stopped the men, and af­ter search­ing their be­long­ings, the of­fi­cers re­port­edly found a 9mm hand­gun in the possession of one sus­pect and a .40-cal­iber hand­gun on the per­son of the other. Both guns were loaded.

Po­lice agents said they found in­side the ve­hi­cle an­other .40-cal­iber pis­tol as well as a .22-cal­iber ri­fle.

Ac­cord­ing to the agency, the sus­pects are pre­sum­ably linked to the Si­naloa car­tel.

The men were turned over to a pros­e­cut­ing agency.

— Ar­turo Bo­jorquez, abo­[email protected]­pres­son­

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