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Woman arrested for trying to smuggle ammo into Mexico

U.S. citizen with two children in vehicle reportedly concealed 4K rounds

An American woman attempting to cross into Mexico with two children was arrested Wednesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered she was carrying ammunition and high-caliber magazine cartridges concealed in a duffel bag, according to the agency.

Agents at the Mariposa Port seized 4,050 rounds of ammunition and 100 AK-47 magazines after the 34-year-old woman, traveling with two minors, was pulled over for a secondary inspection of her vehicle.

The woman was taken into custody and referred to the CBP’s Homeland Security Investigations unit for further investigation. The children were turned over to a family member.

“Ammunition and weapons smuggling typify the true need for outbound inspections,” said Nogales Port Director Guadalupe Ramirez. “Like catching illegal drugs and other contraband coming into the United States, it’s just as important to prevent smuggling proceeds from funding further illegal ventures.”

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