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CBP Officers Seize Weapons/Ammunition

Release Date: 
October 22, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. —Several firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico were seized Oct. 20 by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas.

Multiple weapons were seized on Monday, along with ammunition and ammo cartridges by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas, Ariz.

Multiple weapons were seized on Monday, along with ammunition and ammo cartridges by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas, Ariz.

CBP officers conducting routine outbound operations referred a 22-year-old Nogales, Arizona man for further inspection of his pickup truck. During the inspection, officials found more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition, five Colt M-4 rifles, one Bushmaster M-4 rifle,

one 9 mm Beretta pistol, and seven ammunition magazines. Officers ran record queries on the firearms and found the Bushmaster was reported stolen out of Carter County, Tennessee.

Officers seized all the items and handed the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017