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Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Make Significant Ammo Seizure

Release Date: 
November 3, 2011

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station seized nearly 9,000 rounds of ammunition Thursday.

The ammunition was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Agents seized three abandoned black duffel bags containing a total of 8,960 rounds of ammunition worth $2,235.

Thursday afternoon, agents patrolling near the Rio Grande River, observed three individuals walking toward the river carrying large duffel bags. As agents approached them, the subjects abandoned the bags and absconded into Mexico. During a thorough search, of the area agents found three abandoned black duffel bags containing a total of 8,960 rounds of ammunition worth $2,235.

The ammunition was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017