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Husband, Wife, Along With Odessa Man Sentenced For Trying to Smuggle Firearms Across the Border

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A husband and wife along with an Odessa man are headed to jail for their roles in trying to smuggle firearms across the border.

28-year-old Brian Connell was sentenced to five years in prison.

Miguel Compean and his wife were given over 10 years behind bars.

The punishments were part of a plea deal.

Officials say they bought 100 firearms from several dealers in Odessa and around the state.

Investigators say they were planning to smuggle the weapons into Mexico.

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