Federal government indicts 4 Indiana men on gun and drug charges
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The federal government has indicted four Indiana men on gun and drug charges.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office, the men gave guns and rifles to a Mexico crime organization in exchange for guns.
The investigation began in 2009 when police found a duffel bag full of assault weapons on the Rio Grande.
Federal officials then traced the serial numbers back to license Indiana gun stores.
"Firearms ultimately were used to terrorize and kill, and at least in one case alleged in the indictment, were used in the kidnapping of two innocent individuals in Mexico," Joe Hogsett, U.S. Attorney, said.
According to federal officials, one of the men charged, Hermion Torres, lead a marijuana, meth and cocaine trafficking operation in Indiana.