DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Hundreds of rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico were seized yesterday by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas.
CBP officers conducting routine outbound operations referred a local 17-year-old teen for further inspection. During the inspection, officials located 360 rounds of ammunition – the caliber often used in assault weapons. The ammo was stashed within the teen’s backpack.
The ammunition was seized. The teen was taken into custody and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.
Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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.