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Colombian man arrested in US marijuana crackdown

November 25, 2013

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a Colombian man was arrested in last week’s U.S. raids of more than a dozen sites connected to Colorado’s marijuana industry.

Forty-nine-year-old Hector Diaz was charged Friday after authorities say they seized five assault-style rifles, five handguns, a shotgun and ammunition during a search of a home.

Diaz made his first court appearance Monday after court documents in his case were unsealed.

Diaz is in the United States legally, but authorities say he is not allowed to possess firearms under his visa.

His lawyer didn’t return a call seeking comment.

Colorado soon will allow sellers of recreational marijuana to open their doors.

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