Obviously the cartels need ammo for all the guns that are slipping past ATF into Mexico….
US Customs and Border Protection Press Release February 16, 2011
Southbound Ammunition Seized
1,100 Rounds of Ammunition Stopped from Going South
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents were able to intercept 1,100 rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico Saturday.
Nogales Station agents responded to camera traffic and saw two individuals climbing over the International Boundary Fence into Mexico. After a thorough search of the area, agents discovered an abandoned bag containing 1,100 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition was taken to the Nogales Station for processing.
“This seizure is a perfect example of how our agents use detection technology to prevent criminal activity,” stated Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill. “It is increasingly difficult for smugglers to transport contraband in either direction across the US/Mexican International border.”
The Border Patrol continues to rely on the community to assist. Should you see any suspicious activity please report it by calling our toll free number at 1-877-872-7435. All calls will be answered and will remain anonymous.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Following is a rundown of activities that occurred over the past 48 hours within the Tucson Sector. This is only a thumbnail of each incident and an invitation to contact the Tucson Sector Communications Division for more information.
(CAG) Casa Grande Station agents discovered human remains while patrolling the West Desert. The scene was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Department.
(AJO) Agents assigned to the Ajo Station received a call from illegal aliens stating that a man in their group had died from dehydration. Agents responded to the area and discovered the remains of the individual. The scene was turned over to the Pima County Sheriff’s Office. The illegal aliens were transported to the Ajo Border Patrol Station for processing.
Border Patrol agents continue to work as part of the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT), which includes local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement partners, to protect those who live and travel in the Arizona border region. Illegal aliens still remain at risk because human smugglers have little regard for human lives.
To report illegal activity anytime and remain anonymous, call 1-877-872-7435. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with managing and protecting our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while also enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.