Border beat: Virtual fence to be finished in 2021; Tucson man busted for ammo smugglingPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- It'll be a long time before a virtual border fence on the U.S.-Mexico border is finished.
According to the government accountability office the technogy consisting of cameras and radar will begin to be installed along the 2,000 mile border in the next two years but won't be finished until at least the year 2021. The Arizona portion is set to be finished by 2016.
And a Tucson man and two Mexicans are busted for running ammo across the border.
Ruben Arnulto chavarin is the lead suspect, accused with the others of transporting 250,000 rounds of ammo for the mexican drug war. They were caught at the border with some 12,000 rounds.
They're accused of buying the ammunition from licensed Tucson gun stores.