TUCSON, Ariz. — A male Mexican national was arrested Friday (March 4) for attempting to smuggle nine separate parts of firearms into Mexico through the Port of Lukeville.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections selected a Ford truck driven by a 28-year-old Mexican national from Ahome, Sinaloa, Mexico, for further inspection. During the search, officers found an assortment of nine firearm components.
The illegal contraband was seized. The case have been referred 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.