TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a woman from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for attempting to smuggle ammunition into Mexico through Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers arrested Adrian Salazar-Meza, 23, after an outbound inspection of her Nissan SUV on June 6 led to the discovery of 2,000 rounds of ammunition under one of the vehicle’s rear seats.
Officers seized the ammunition and vehicle, and referred Salazar to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
This is the second ammunition seizure in just more than a week. On May 30, officers at the San Luis Port seized 1,450 rounds of assorted ammunition concealed within the quarter panels of an SUV headed for Mexico.
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.