POSTED: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 3:51am
UPDATED: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 11:51am
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Associated Press reports that there were several instances of live ammunition being confisicated and several suspects were arrested. Reports show that more than 8,300 rounds of live ammunition and 17 firearms were seized over a two-day period at border crossings.
On Tuesday at the Hidalgo International Bridge 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 further investigation. Also last Tuesday 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 was brought in for questioning and is currently being held.
On Wednesday, officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry a sedan was stopped and officials discovered 6,825 rounds of machine gun ammo hidden in the dash.