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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.
Photo: U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION A 20-year-old U.S. citizen was stopped at the…
by Tactical-Life.com / Jul 14, 2010