Convicted felon allegedly sold ‘ghost guns’ to undercover ATF agent

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – A California man with a history of firearm offenses has been indicted in federal court for allegedly selling methamphetamine and “ghost guns” to an undercover agent.

Miguel Resendiz on four occasions handed over or sent associates to deliver privately assembled guns without serial numbers (ghost guns) or modified for rapid fire with a single pull of the trigger (machine-gun converted), according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

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Resendiz came on the radar of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last December through a confidential informant in Escondido, Calif. The source arranged a meeting between the suspect and an ATF agent posing as a buyer.

Court records allege Resendiz sold the agent a 9mm Glock pistol equipped with a machine-gun conversion device plus a pound of methamphetamine “that had just crossed” from Mexico for $2,400. That happened on Dec. 10.

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