Hiker finds stash of AK-47s in Madera Canyon area

Jul 1, 2012, 12:00 PM

NOGALES, Ariz. -— A hiker has stumbled upon an unusually find
the in the Madera Canyon area — assault rifles in a black trash bag.

The Nogales International
reports
that the hike recently discovered the AK-47s one mile
north of Old Baldy Trail.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies then went to the site and
recovered what turned out to be a stash of AK-47 assault rifles.

Lt. Raoul Rodriguez said the rifles were “badly rusted” and had
“obviously been there for quite some time.” Four rifle magazines were
also recovered.

Rodriguez said the weapons were taken to the sheriff’s office and
secured.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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Hiker finds stash of AK-47s in Madera Canyon area