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CBP Officers Intercept Ammo Headed for Mexico

Release Date: 
May 18, 2016
Upon searching a sedan headed for Mexico, CBP officers uncovered 12,000 tactical weapon ammunition along the backseat floors.

Upon searching a sedan headed for Mexico, CBP officers uncovered 12,000 tactical weapon ammunition along the backseat floors.

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.   

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017