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Posted Jun 2, 2015, 9:29 am
Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican woman Saturday after she attempted to smuggle 1,450 rounds of assorted ammunition through the San Luis port of entry near Yuma, authorities said.
Officers arrested Lucia Manzon-Ramirez, 45, from San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico after they found the ammunition hidden in the rear quarter panels of her GMC SUV during outbound inspection, a news release from the agency said.
Among the cache of ammunition were rounds for AK-47s, as well as two types of rounds commonly used in hunting rifles.
Officers seized the ammunition and the vehicle, and handed Monzon over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
In April, CBP officers in Douglas found 7,800 rounds meant for AK-47s hidden in bags of dog food.
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