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CBP in Nogales seizes almost 5,500 rounds of ammo

NOGALES, Ariz. — Federal authorities in southern Arizona have seized more
than 5,400 rounds of ammunition that was headed to Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Dennis DeConcini
Port in Nogales say the vehicle of a Mexican man was referred for an additional

During the inspection, officers located 272 boxes of ammunition that’s often
used in assault weapons.

They say the 5,440 rounds of ammo were concealed in both rear quarter panels of
the vehicle.

The ammunition and vehicle were seized.

Authorities say 21-year-old Erik Raul Enriquez-Leon of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s
Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.


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