Mexican Federal Deputy Sandra Nelly Cadena Santos. Photo: Facebook

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

Mexican Federal Deputy Sandra Nelly Cadena Santos, from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party, was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 22, for the possession and alleged sale of unlawful weapons.

Cadena Santos, who represents the state of Puebla, and her husband, a former federal police officer, were arrested in their home in Tecamachalco, Puebla, in possession of a .50 caliber Barrett rifle, frequently used by drug cartels and capable of penetrating armor, as well as other unregistered weapons.

The couple is currently awaiting formal charges.

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