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      Judge denies bond for jailed Cameron County deputy

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      A federal judge denied bond for a Cameron County Sheriff's Department deputy jailed in a bribery and weapons trafficking case.

      Jesus Alberto Longoria appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Ronald Morgan in Brownsville on Thursday afternoon.

      Federal agents arrested the 31-year-old deputy as part of an undercover operation.

      Longoria is accused of taking $7,000 dollars to let assault rifles go through his post at the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville.

      An agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security testified at the hearing against Longoria.

      Judge Morgan denied bond for Longoria calling him a flight risk.

      Longoria requested to be transferred to the Brooks County Dentention Center.

      Judge Morgan did not grant or deny the request saying he would leave it up to the U.S. Marshals Service to determine where to place Longoria.

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