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CBP Officers Seize Ammunition Bound for Mexico

Release Date: 
March 22, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers seized more than 5,500 rounds of assorted ammunition March 22 at the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 5,000 assorted rounds of ammunition from an outbound vehicle, prior to the driver being able to drive south into Mexico

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 5,000 assorted rounds of ammunition from an outbound vehicle, prior to the driver being able to drive south into Mexico

Officers performing routine outbound inspections referred an 18-year-old Mexican male for a secondary inspection of his GMC SUV before proceeding into Mexico. During the search, officers found 5,560 rounds of assorted ammunition hidden throughout the vehicle.   

Officers turned the vehicle, ammunition and subject over to U.S Homeland Security Investigations.

Nogales Port Director Guadalupe Ramirez praised his officers for the interception. “This interception is a direct result of the hard work and continued vigilance of our CBP officers,” he said. “Keeping ammunition out of the hands of drug traffickers disrupts their operations and reduces violence along the border.”

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February 9, 2017