A federal grand jury has indicted two men
in an illegal gunrunning case involving a former Oklahoma narcotics
Lewisville, Texas, resident Gregorio Morales-Martinez and Jorge
Blanco of Stillwater were charged Wednesday with conspiracy to
illegally purchase 43 firearms in Oklahoma and transfer them to
Texas. Officials say some were then smuggled into Mexico.
Prosecutors alleged that Morales-Martinez paid a co-conspirator
to buy firearms, and the co-conspirator, identified as F.J.R.,
recruited other straw buyers, including Blanco. Authorities alleged
the straw buyers falsely stated on a federal form that they were
the "actual buyers of the firearms."
Morales-Martinez's attorney, Robert Robles, declined comment
Ex-Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs agent,
and former Goodwell officer,Francisco Javier Reyes is accused
of using a false name to acquire guns and selling them to an unlicensed dealer.