TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, woman at the Port of San Luis for attempting to smuggle ammunition into Mexico.
Officers arrested Lucia Monzon-Ramirez, 45, after an outbound inspection of her GMC SUV on May 30 led to the discovery of 1,450 rounds of assorted ammunition bound for Mexico. Officers discovered the ammunition within one of the vehicle’s rear quarter panels.
Officers seized the ammunition and her vehicle, and referred Monzon to 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.