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I-Team: Las Vegas hotel worker accused of helping smuggle weapons from US to Mexico


Prosecutors: Man traveled from Wisconsin to border to aid in conspiracy

Residence Inn Hughes Center (KLAS)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A deputy manager at a Las Vegas hotel is accused of aiding the flow of guns from the United States to Mexico, prosecutors write in court documents obtained by the I- Team.

Rudy Robles faces charges of Conspiracy to Buy and Smuggle Firearms, Smuggling Firearms from the United States and two other gun-related charges.

According to Wisconsin prosecutors, Robles and several other defendants worked together between March 2019 and December 2020 to transport firearms from the United States to Mexico and “falsely presented themselves as the real buyers,” according to documents.

“Robles’ role in the plot was to recruit gun buyers,” prosecutors allege in court documents. “Robles recruited straw buyers, represented the conspiracy’s chief of gun purchase requisitions, coordinated the purchase of guns, provided money to purchase guns, and transported those guns. on fire to be smuggled across the border into Mexico.

Prosecutors believe Robles traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin to purchase guns and then hand them over to a Mexican smuggler, they write in court documents. Records show that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms previously interviewed Robles in 2019.

Robles was arrested on Tuesday and released on bail Thursday, according to records.

Court documents indicate that Robles works as an assistant general manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott at the Hughes Center. The general manager of the property wrote that Robles had worked at the company for more than two decades and would remain employed pending trial.

A judge released him on bail because of the letter written on Robles’ behalf.

The I-Team has contacted Marriott for comment.