Illegal Ecuadoran immigrant pleads guilty to gun parts smuggling from Minnesota

Fabiano Lojano-Lojano admitted before a U.S. District Court Thursday to smuggling AK-47 parts to Paraguay in UPS boxes said to contain T-shirts. The 31-year-old says he has sent more than 40 packages containing firearms.
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Fabiano Lojano-Lojano admitted before a U.S. District Court Thursday to smuggling AK-47 parts to Paraguay in UPS boxes said to contain T-shirts. The 31-year-old says he has sent more than 40 packages containing firearms.

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