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CBP Officers at Del Rio Seize Assault Rifles Bound for Mexico

July 13th 2012   ·   16 Comments

Del Rio, Texas – A Ciudad Acuña man is in custody after attempting to smuggle assault rifles out of the United States.

Rifles seized by CBP officers included two AR-15s, one AK-47, and one SKS.
Rifles seized by CBP officers included two AR-15s, one AK-47, and one SKS.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry selected a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck for inspection as the vehicle was leaving the United States, bound for Mexico. During initial inspection, CBP officers found two rifle magazines in the driver’s pockets.

During an intensive inspection of the vehicle, officers discovered four assault rifles and an additional magazine hidden under the bedliner of the pickup. Rifles seized by CBP officers included two AR-15s, one AK-47, and one SKS.

The weapons and driver, a 33-year-old Mexican national, were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

“Preventing firearms from illegally being exported from the United States is an important function of CBP officers at the Port of Entry,” said Michael Perez, CBP Port Director, Del Rio. “Officer training and experience are vital tools in intercepting a variety of prohibited items.”

A version of this column originally appeared in www.cbp.gov.

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  1. The agents are, from what I understand , to be relocated closer to the border. This may help stem the tide of weapons crossed into Mexico.yet what vulnerabilities will become apparent further into the United States?The citizenry,We The People,will need to remain alert and ready to respond at a moments notice.The Border Patrol must know that we are here for them if needed.

  2. Bob Baisden says:

    Holder still sending guns over there?

  3. Oh HELL, if I were PRINCE/PRINCESS Holder, I would for SURE blame a gun dealer here in Arizona…….EASY MARKS.

  4. looks like eric holder and obama are raising money for obamas campaign tour again so obama can use his authority to give holder amnesty and pardon for the death of the border patrol officers and other innocent people killed by their contribution.

  5. Mae Ersin says:

    Bet tnat ypset Holer adn Obama

  6. surprise, surprise, surprise..how did that happen?

  7. Kim Burns says:

    Yea…they’ll lock someone up for it, while those two criminals are still loose.

  8. it is not cartel it is a home owner trying to protech shelf cartel could buy them by ship loads from China Iran

  9. And the Obama administration is going to close down 10 posts in four states which will relocate 41 agents. This move should make illegal gun running a much easier job. Make the drug cartel happy.

  10. Where was our Attorney General Eric Holder ????? Driving the delivery truck. Heh heh heh. Fools

  11. That wont be a problem for the Criminals and Drug Dealres in our Borders,they already got enough Big Guns,from the UnJustice Dpt;so they are well armed…..FF..

  12. Don’t tell obama, he’ll give them more guns and ammo too.

  13. This is why Barry wants to close border checkpoints along the southern border, so he can continue with more fast and furious.

  14. Mark Wise says:

    Might be Eric Holders latest shipment.

  15. Odummer & Holder had to try one more time





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