US customs seizes 1000 rounds of ammunition, 2 arrested


Reported by: `Customs Today Report January 1, 2015

TUCSON: United States Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco arrested two men for attempting to exit the United States with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition wrapped around their waist.

Officers selected Angel Ozuna, 28, and Marco Antonio Aguirre, 21, both U.S. citizens residing in Naco, Sonora Mexico, for a secondary outbound inspection and discovered a combined 1,100 rounds of ammunition hidden under the subjectsí baggy clothing.


Officers seized the ammo and both men were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementís Homeland Security InvestigationsCBP officers at the Port of Naco arrested two men for attempting to exit the United States with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition wrapped around their waist.


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


CBPís Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nationís 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 nationís 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 the management, control and protection of our nationís borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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