Douglas CBP officers seize weapons, ammunition

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Multiple weapons were seized on Monday, along with ammunition and ammo cartridges by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas, Arizona. By Jennifer Thomas Multiple weapons were seized on Monday, along with ammunition and ammo cartridges by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas, Arizona. By Jennifer Thomas
CBP officers at the Port of Douglas, Arizona, removed and seized several weapons, ammo and ammunition magazines from a smuggling vehicle headed south into Mexico. By Jennifer Thomas CBP officers at the Port of Douglas, Arizona, removed and seized several weapons, ammo and ammunition magazines from a smuggling vehicle headed south into Mexico. By Jennifer Thomas

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas seized several firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico on Monday.

CBP officers conducting routine outbound operations referred a 22-year-old Nogales, Arizona, man for further inspection of his pickup truck. They found more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition, five Colt M-4 rifles, one Bushmaster M-4 rifle, one 9 mm Beretta pistol and seven ammunition magazines, according to officials.

Officers found that the Bushmaster was reported stolen out of Carter County, Tennessee.

Officers seized all the items and handed the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.