THE WORLDPOST
02/03/2011 09:27 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Romanian Weapons Modified In The U.S. Become Scourge Of Mexican Drug War

Camron Scott Galloway, 21, walked into X Caliber Guns in Phoenix, Ariz., on Jan. 30, 2008, and filled out forms for the purchase of six AK-47 rifles.

Reliable and powerful, and a bargain at about $500 each, the Romanian-made gun, a semiautomatic version of the iconic Kalashnikov assault weapon, had become popular with the drug cartels in Mexico.

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