Courtesy Joe Baeza,
On Monday March 28th at approximately 12:30 am a Laredo police officer conducted a traffic stop on a blue in color van with an attached U-haul trailer near the 5900 block of IH -35. As the officer conducted his traffic stop questioning he noticed inconstancies in and behavior and the stories involving the travel and final destination between the driver and the passenger.
The driver was identified as Cesario Gallegos, and the passenger Ernesto Guerrero. The driver voluntarily consented to a search of the van and the trailer to the police officer. Upon further inspection of the vehicle and the trailer led to the discovery of a large cache of several rounds of ammunition and some firearms. The firearms & ammo were found in compartments of the van and also under large piles of luggage and bags in the trailer. Included in the weapons seized included a rifle w/collapsible stock, two handguns, numerous boxes and bags filled with ammunition.
Found amongst the collection of ammunition was armor piercing bullets. Both men were questioned at headquarters and then charged with Possession of Prohibited Weapons. The vehicle was in route to Mexico.