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Mexican National Heading South with Weapons Stopped at Border

Release Date: 
January 10, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 21-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Jan. 9 for attempting to smuggle a combination of tactical weapons, ammunition and magazines into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the DeConcini crossing in Nogales, Ariz. seized this assortment of items which were hidden within a speaker box inside of a smuggling vehicle headed for Mexico
Officers at the DeConcini crossing in Nogales, Ariz.
seized this assortment of items which were hidden
within a speaker box inside of a smuggling vehicle
headed for Mexico

Officers conducting outbound operations selected the man for further inspection of his Chevrolet truck as he attempted to drive into Mexico through the Dennis DeConcini crossing. As a result, officers found the following items in a large speaker box: seven tactical rifles, one handgun, two holsters and a variety of magazines and ammunition.

Officers seized the weapons, associated items and the vehicle. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017