ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A FedEx employee is facing federal charges after investigators say he stole guns that were being shipped across the country. The ATF was called in after FedEx found six to ten firearms missing from a shipment. Security conducted its own investigation and surveillance led them to employee Angelo Quintero.
Quintero originally denied knowing anything but later told investigators he had one gun and was looking for the rest. He says he left seven guns in his car outside overnight and claims they were stolen while he was sleeping.
Investigators found an eighth gun was still at his home. In court documents, investigators say they believe Quintero was planning to sell the guns.
FedEx Media Relations has issued the following statement at this time:
The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority. We take this matter very seriously and are cooperating with investigating authorities. This individual is no longer employed with FedEx Freight.FedEx Media Relations