TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco arrested two men Dec. 27 for attempting to exit the United States with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition wrapped around their waist.
Officers selected Angel Ozuna, 28, and Marco Antonio Aguirre, 21, both U.S. citizens residing in Naco, Sonora Mexico, for a secondary outbound inspection and discovered a combined 1,100 rounds of ammunition hidden under the subjects’ baggy clothing.
Officers seized the ammo and both men were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.