3 Accused of weapons trafficking in Pinal County

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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Three men have been arrested on suspicion of weapons trafficking and drug possession in Pinal County.

County Sheriff's officials say a deputy found 10 AK-47s and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition during a traffic stop outside Casa Grande.

The deputy stopped a car on Interstate 10 for a traffic violation just after midnight Saturday.

Authorities say 26-year-old Jorge Contreras of Phoenix, 52-year-old Manuel Martinez of Douglas and 36-year-old Alfredo Leyva of Mexico all were booked into the Pinal County Jail.

They are being held on suspicion of trafficking in weapons, misconduct involving weapons, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony crime and possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Authorities say Contreras was previously convicted of drug trafficking and theft while Martinez was previously convicted of marijuana trafficking.

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