Long Beach Customs agent, linked to China, pleads guilty to illegal gun-selling

Long Beach Customs agent, linked to China, pleads guilty to illegal gun-selling
Port of Long Beach container terminal. Wikipedia: By Charles Csavossy - http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/multimedia/photo_gallery/afc/field_ops/inspectors_seaports/cs_photo32.xml, Public Domain, Link

[Ed. – This is a much more accurate headline than some out there, which are leaving the drive-by impression that this is a “border patrol” commander trafficking guns across our land border.  Guy was selling guns on the Internet, some of which he obtained by virtue of being a federal agent.]

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport has admitted running an illegal gun operation, authorities said.

Wei Xu, 56, of Santa Fe Springs, was arrested Feb. 5 after an investigation involving undercover officers to whom Xu sold three guns out of the trunk of his car, including an “off-roster” pistol, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

In court Wednesday, Xu pleaded guilty to illegally selling guns on the internet, some of which he obtained by using his power as a law enforcement official, and to creating a fake company to avoid paying taxes, prosecutors said. He also pleaded guilty to illegally possessing unregistered firearms and making false statements to a federal agency about his involvement with a Chinese company to get a secret-level security clearance.

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