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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Firearms, Ammo

Release Date: 
March 29, 2016
Tactical weapons, components and ammunition that were seized by officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing on March 27

Tactical weapons, components and ammunition that were seized by officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing on March 27

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Phoenix woman and a U.S. citizen male living in Mexico were arrested March 27 for attempting to smuggle firearms and ammunition into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections selected a Ford SUV, driven by the 26-year-old woman, for further inspection. During the search, officers found two tactical rifles, rifle components and 3,000 rounds of ammunition.

Officers seized the vehicle and contraband, and referred both subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.   

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017