Sentencing date reset in gun smuggling case

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A sentencing hearing has been rescheduled in for two men who pleaded guilty in Mississippi to charges they tried to smuggle guns from the United States to Mexico.

Jose Luis Santos-Garcia and his nephew, Javier Molina, both pleaded guilty in the case. Their sentencing was set for Aug. 2 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Miss. It has been rescheduled for Aug. 15.

Santos-Garcia was arrested with guns and bullet proof vests on Interstate 10 in Jackson County, Miss., on Aug. 28. Authorities placed a GPS tracking device on the truck. About two months later, Molina was pulled over in the same truck on I-10 and arrested with gun and ammunition.

Court records say the men were traveling to Mexico from North Carolina, but didn’t say which cities.