NOGALES, Ariz. — Hundreds of rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico were seized Jan. 28 by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Nogales.
CBP officers conducting routine outbound operations at the Mariposa crossing referred Clifton Wixson, 29, of Glendale, Arizona, for further inspection of his Ford truck. During the inspection, officials located multiple boxes and loose rounds of ammunition of various calibers.
Officers seized the ammunition and truck, and turned Wixson over 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.