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.
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.
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.