LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles police officer was indicted for attempting to illegally export guns to Belize, where he owns a private security firm.
Johnny Augustus Baltazar surrendered to authorities Monday and is scheduled to appear in federal court later in the day.
Prosecutors say Baltazar attempted to illegally ship a container packed with 10 guns and 1,500 rounds of ammunition to Belize. His indictment follows a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
An ICE spokeswoman did not immediately know the name of Baltazar's attorney.
Baltazar, who is on administrative leave from the Police Department, is charged with unlawful interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition.