TUCSON, Ariz. — Three hundred rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico were seized Feb. 10 by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas.
Officers conducting outbound pedestrian operations referred Yanael Jimenez, 27, a U.S. citizen living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for further questioning. During the questioning and subsequent search, officers located six boxes of 9mm ammunition that were hidden in his waistband and around his thighs.
Officers seized the ammunition and turned Jimenez over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
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.