TUCSON, Ariz. — A southern California man was arrested May 17 for attempting to smuggle ammunition into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections selected a Hyundai sedan, driven by a 21-year-old man from Long Beach, for further inspection. During the search, officers found 12,000 rifle rounds throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the vehicle and ammunition, and referred the subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.