U.S. citizen caught at border with machine guns strapped to engine.

Photo: U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION A 20-year-old U.S. citizen…


A 20-year-old U.S. citizen was stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Andrade on Saturday with two machine guns strapped to the engine of his pickup.

Customs and Border Protection officers working at the crossing near Yuma, Ariz., noticed that the driver of the truck appeared nervous and stopped his vehicle for a closer inspection. When they popped the hood, they saw the guns, which were attached to the engine with plastic zip ties. They also found 680 rounds of ammunition hidden on top of the spare tire, which was underneath the truck’s bed.

Also found was two boxes of machine gun ammunition links, used to fashion an automated belt for the machine gun ammunition.

The vehicle, weapons and ammunition were seized. The driver, a resident of El Mirage, Ariz., will face criminal charges and was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Border Enforcement Security Task Force.

Source: Karen Kucher for Union-Tribune.

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  • Terence McKissic

    I believe the only reason this guy was caught is because of his “nervous behavior.” Otherwise he might have gotten away with getting a reasonable priced weapon from Mexico….

  • Shootin4Fun

    They were going into the U.S. from Mexico, thats how the U.S. customs stopped him. Moral of the story…lift the auto weapons ban so Americans don’t have to get arrested trying to acquire one for a reasonable price.

  • fxrcurt

    Where is the value in this story? Am I suppose to get some kind of programming from this article?
    How about:
    Were the machine guns going into or out of Mexico?
    What exactly was the race of this US Citizen?
    Could this be how the Mexican drug cartels are getting automatic weapons?
    Or are the illegal immigrants arming themselves?
    I guess it’s a start for an interesting read.