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CBP: Assault weapons, ammunition seized at entry port in downtown Nogales

Authorities say they found four assault rifles hidden around a truck headed to Mexico on...
Authorities say they found four assault rifles hidden around a truck headed to Mexico on Saturday.(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 4:07 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 31, 2021 at 12:38 PM MST
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NOGALES, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection field operations reportedly found assault rifles, magazines and ammunition hidden in a pickup truck at the DeConcini Port of Entry in downtown Nogales Saturday, Aug. 28.

Authorities said they searched a tan 1999 Chevy S-10 that was headed into Mexico after officers noticed “anomalies” in the rear quarter panels on the left and right side of the truck bed.

After officers removed a taillight, they said, they found several packages wrapped in cellophane and socks filled with loose ammunition.

After inspecting the rest of the truck, they found four AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 bolts, four AK-47 bolt covers, four AK-47 bolt springs, six AK-47 magazines and 889 rounds of ammunition.

“CBP conducts outbound enforcement operations to help secure our shared border with Mexico,” Nogales Port of Entry director Michael Humphries said in a news release. “This weapon seizure demonstrates an outstanding job by our officers and denied these weapons from transnational criminal organizations.”

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