BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Federal officers seized more than
8,300 rounds of live ammunition and 17 firearms over a two-day
period at border crossings this week.
At the Hidalgo International Bridge on Tuesday, officers seized
six assault rifles, a handgun and 21 ammunition magazines hidden
inside a pickup truck that was being driven out of the country.
The 23-year-old driver, a U.S. citizen from McAllen, was held for
The same day, eight assault rifles, two handguns, 87 ammo
magazines and 1,574 rounds of live ammo were found in an outgoing
sport utility vehicle. A 29-year-old U.S. citizen living in
Reynosa, Mexico, was held.
On Wednesday, officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry stopped
an outbound sedan and discovered 6,825 rounds of machine gun ammo
hidden in the dash. A 38-year-old U.S. citizen from Brownsville was