CBP officers seize dozens of AK-47 magazines and thousands of rounds of ammo.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the…

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Stanton Street international crossing at the El Paso port of entry made an ammunition and weapons magazine seizure Tuesday, March 29.

CBP officers working at the Stanton international crossing seized 148 AK-47 magazines, one M4 magazine and 6,000 rounds of ammunition concealed in the upper front roof compartment of 1999 Chevrolet Express conversion van on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

The seizure was made at about 4:55 p.m. while CBP officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents were conducting southbound operations at the Stanton crossing. CBP officers selected a 1999 Chevrolet Express conversion van for an intensive exam. The driver of the vehicle said he had nothing to declare during routine questioning by a CBP officer.

Source: Tribwekchron.com.

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  • Boba Fett

    Are those mags going to the ATF AKs that they handed over to the Cartel on a silver platter?

  • C/Col Richard Heflin US ARMY JROTC

    this is messed up if you think about t. just the fact that they can get this hardware is a little scarey. good catch to the CBP.

  • General Jim M

    I hope it’s not another BATFE delivery.If the government shuts down,somewhere they can start is with agencies that have no honor.You know,the paramilitary types who confiscated citizens guns after Katrina.

  • While the Obama Regime starts an illegal war w Libya it ignores the Humanitarian Chaos created by the Drug Cartels in Mexico. 35,000 dead in this war..in 6 years. WAKE up it is not guns from Texas that are the problem.

    59 bodies found in pits in Mexican border state
    Published April 06, 2011 | Associated Press

    Fifty-nine bodies were found buried Wednesday in a series of pits in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the site where suspected drug gang members massacred 72 migrants last summer, officials said.

    Security forces investigating reports that a passenger bus had been hijacked in the area conducted a raid that netted 11 suspected kidnappers and freed five kidnap victims.

    Then they made a grisly discovery — a total of eight pits, containing a total of 59 corpses. One of the pits held 43 dead.

    The bodies are being examined to determine whether they were bus passengers who were reportedly abducted March 25, the Tamaulipas state government said in statement in which it “energetically condemned” the crimes.
    The statement did not identify what drug gang, if any, that the 11 arrested suspects belonged to, or why they might have hijacked the bus.

    President Felipe Calderon’s office issued a statement saying the find “underlines the cowardliness and total lack of scruples of the criminal organizations that cause violence in our country.”

    While there was no immediate confirmation that a drug cartel was involved, officials refer to the cartels as “criminal organizations.”

    The statement said Calderon had ordered federal officials to help in the investigation, and particularly in the work of identifying the victims.

    The pits were found in the farm hamlet of La Joya in the township of San Fernando, in the same area where the bodies of 72 migrants, most from Central America, were found shot to death Aug. 24 at a ranch.

    The area is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the border at Brownsville, Texas.

    Authorities blamed that massacre on the Zetas drug gang, which is fighting its one-time allies in the Gulf cartel for control of the region.

    The victims in the August massacre were illegal immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador and Brazil. An Ecuadorean and Honduran survived the attack, which Mexican authorities say occurred after the migrants refused to work for the cartel.

    Mexican drug cartels have taken to recruiting migrants, common criminals and youths, Mexican authorities say.

    It was unclear if the victims found Wednesday were migrants. Migrants frequently travel by bus in Mexico/
    But drug gunmen also operate kidnapping rings, and erect roadblocks on highways in Tamaulipas and other northern states, where they hijack vehicles and rob and sometimes kill passengers.

    San Fernando is on a major highway that leads to the U.S. border.

    Drug gangs across Mexico also sometimes use mass graves to dispose of the bodies of executed rivals.

    The wave of drug-related killings — which has claimed more than 34,000 lives in the four years since the government launched an offensive against drug cartels — drew thousands of protesters into the streets of Mexico’s capital and several other cities Wednesday in marches against violence.

    Many of the protesters said the government offensive has stirred up the violence.

    “We need to end this war, because it is a senseless war that the government started,” said protester Alma Lilia Roura, 60, an art historian.

    Several thousand people joined the demonstration in downtown Mexico City, chanting “No More Blood!” and “Not One More!” A similar number marched through the southern city of Cuernavaca.

    Parents marched with toddlers, and protesters held up signs highlighting the disproportionate toll among the nation’s youth. “Today a student, tomorrow a corpse,” read one sign carried by demonstrators.

    The marches were spurred in part by the March 28 killing of Juan Francisco Sicilia, the son of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, and six other people in Cuernavaca.

    “We are putting pressure on the government, because this can’t go on,” said the elder Sicilia. “It seems that we are like animals that can be murdered with impunity.”
    ___
    Associated Press writer Mark Stevenson contributed to this report.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04/06/prosecutors-40-bodies-mexico/

  • ninefingers

    Hell, I have that much on the floor in my spare bedroom closet!

  • Perhaps the mags and ammo were meant for the 2000 ARS AND AKS BATF SMUGGLED TO THE NARCO TERRORISTS IN MEXICO VIA OPERATION GUNRUNNER…..

    NOTE THE THE MILITARY GRADE WEAPONS USED BY THE CARTELS ARE NOT IN THIS CACHE…NO MACHINE GUNS OR 40MM GRENADE LAUNCHERS These come from the Mexican Military who received them as military aid from the US Government…..MUCH TO DO ABOUT NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!