U.S. Customs and Border Protection seizes more than 6k rounds of ammunition.

A Brownsville man remained in federal custody without bond Monday…

A Brownsville man remained in federal custody without bond Monday after authorities arrested him over the weekend while trying to smuggle more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition, court records show.

Rene Huerta Jr., 48, was arrested Wednesday by CBP officers at the B&M International Bridge and charged with arms-ammunition smuggling, court records show. On Thursday, Huerta went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Morgan who ordered he be held without bond and remanded him to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

According to a criminal complaint filed by U.S. Immigrations and Customs enforcement, Huerta was arrested when he drove a 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio on to a southbound lane heading into Mexico. Federal agents referred Huerta to a secondary inspection area where they found a hidden compartment with 455 boxes containing 6,825 rounds of AK-47 ammunition.

Source: Ildefonso Ortiz for The Brownsville Herald.

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