TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested one man May 4 for attempting to smuggle three handguns – with magazines – into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.
Officers selected an southbound Audi Crossover, driven by a 37-year-old Mexican national, for a secondary inspection and found two 9 mm Berettas and a .38-caliber Colt hidden under the vehicle’s front seat.
Officers seized the vehicle and contraband, and referred the subject 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.