EL PASO -- A Border Patrol agent and his girlfriend have been arrested on firearms trafficking charges.
Agent Ricardo Montalvo and his girlfriend Carla Gonzalez Ortiz have been indicted by a grand jury on conspiracy, firearms and smuggling charges.
The indictment alleges the pair purchased guns, bullets and magazines with the intent of marketing them to the mexican cartels.
Purchases happened between November of 2010 and January of 2011.
Both will make their appearances in court Tuesday.