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Douglas officers stop rifles, ammo bound for Mexico

Customs officers in Douglas halted a U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle five semi-automatic rifles, a pistol and 2,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Monday, authorities said.

A 22-year-old Nogales man was stopped before entering Mexico at the Douglas Port of Entry. During an inspection of his pickup truck, officials found five Colt M-4 semi-automatic rifles and one Bushmaster M-4 rifle, as well as 2,000 rounds of ammunition, and a scope, a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

The Bushmaster rifle had been reported stolen in Carter County, Tenn.

Officials also found a 9 mm Beretta pistol and seven magazines. 

The weapons and ammunition were seized and the suspect was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

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Oct 22, 2014, 6:27 pm
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You can bet Matt Salmon and other tea idiots will be demanding he be released

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Customs officers at the Douglas Port of Entry five M-4 semi-automatic rifles destined for Mexico, as well as a 9 mm pistol and 2,000 rounds of ammunition.