DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Federal authorities at the southern Arizona border said
they’ve seized thousands of rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico and arrested
an Avondale man.
Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas were
conducting routine outbound inspections Thursday along with Douglas Border
Patrol agents and Douglas Police.
They referred 41-year-old Louis Armando Collins-Avila for an additional
inspection of his SUV.
During the inspection, officials said they found 3,000 rounds of ammunition
often used in assault weapons along with 2,000 rounds of 9 mm ammo and 1,000
rounds of .38-caliber ammunition.
The vehicle and ammunition were processed for seizure.
Collins-Avila was taken into custody and turned over to U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations for further
Authorities didn’t immediately know Friday if Collins-Avila had a lawyer.