Agents stop almost 5,000 rounds of ammunition from reaching Mexico

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

NOGALES, Ariz. – Almost 5,000 rounds of ammunition were intercepted during a smuggling attempt near Nogales.

Border Patrol agents responded to the area just north of the International Boundary Fence (IBF) Friday after receiving reports of three suspicious individuals dressed in black with backpacks.

When agents arrived at the scene they saw one individual running south who had left three backpacks behind. Operators using a Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) simultaneously located two other subjects that fit the descriptions fleeing into Mexico over the international fence.
Agents searched the backpacks and discovered 4,951 rounds for a 9mm gun and 500 rounds of ammunition for a .40-caliber pistol. It was seized and taken to the Nogales Border Patrol station to be processed.

Any suspicious activity in the border area should be reported by calling 1-877-872-7435.