C.B.P. News Release

San Luis CBP Officers Seize Ammunition

Local brothers arrested for smuggling attempt

(Tuesday, February 28, 2012)
San Luis, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Tucson Field Office, seized 1,000 rounds of ammunition late Monday night.

CBP officers conducting outbound enforcement operations at the San Luis Port referred a pair of brothers, ages 20 and 21-years-old from San Luis, Ariz., for a secondary inspection of their Ford sedan. When officers searched the vehicle, they located 50 boxes of 7.62X39 mm ammunition concealed in both rear quarter panels and underneath the back seat. The vehicle and the ammunition were processed for seizure. The subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

Individuals arrested may be charged with a criminal complaint, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt

CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Department of Homeland Security