Wei Xu, 56, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander pleaded guilty to running an illegal gun sales operation, hiding information to obtain a security clearance, cheating on his federal income taxes, illegally possessing more than 40 machine guns and other illegal firearms, federal prosecutors said.
Wei Xu was convicted of selling at least 99 firearms without their required license, starting in the late ’90s, until he was arrested on Feb. 5.
Xu was caught after transactions last summer, when he sold four guns to an undercover agent. After being arrested, a search of Xu’s residence found more than 250 firearms, including 41 that were fully-automatic and two short-barreled rifles.
It’s time for law enforcement to start policing their own; not to protect each other, but to eliminate the lazy and corrupt individuals that should never have been there. Honor and dedication to service needs to be reinstitutionalized from the recruits up and the executives down.