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Former border patrol agent sold guns illegally, feds say

TUCSON, Ariz. — A former U.S. border patrol agent is facing charges for allegedly selling hundreds of firearms without a license.

The Arizona Daily Star reports Laurence Myers was recently indicted for engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license after federal authorities seized more than 200 firearms from his home.

Court records show suspicious deposits at a Tucson bank led federal investigators to the Rio Rico home of the 54-year-old Myers and $300,000 in illegal gun sales.

Authorities say Myers joined the Border Patrol in 1988 and at the time of the sales was a supervisory agent in Nogales.

The U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector says Myers is no longer employed at the agency.

Defense lawyer Jean-Jacques Cabou declined to comment on the case.

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