By: Special to The Laredo Sun
The ammunition seizure occurred on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 when CBP officers and agents at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge were conducting outbound inspections of vehicles and encountered a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck.
The CBP officers obtained a negative declaration for firearms, ammunition, and any monetary instruments in excess of $10,000 from the driver, a 53-year-old male U.S.citizen from Colleyville, Texas and a passenger, a 48-year-old female U.S.
citizen also from Colleyville, Texas.
A closer inspection of the truck by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 14 bundles containing 858 rounds of ammunition and 17 ammunition magazines within the Dodge truck.
The truck, ammunition and magazines were seized by CBP officers. CBP officers turned the driver and passenger over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) agents for further investigation.
“As CBP continues to safeguard our nation’s borders from the terror and tyranny of crime and violence, chalk up another important seizure for our officers,” said Sidney K. Aki, CBP Port Director, Laredo.
“In the wake of a recent weapons seizure in the last few days, our officers confiscated more rounds of ammunition from traffickers. We continue to ensure not only the safety of our own country but, that of Mexico, by seizing illegal weapons and ammunition at the bridges thus keeping these viable instruments of death and destruction from getting to their destinations,” noted Aki.
Edited by: Christine Rojas