2 Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Smuggle Weapons Into Mexico

By Dennis Lambert
Published: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 9:38am
Updated: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 10:15am
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Border Patrol agents have arrested two men after stopping an SUV on Interstate 8, east of Wellton, for allegedly trying to smuggle assault rifles into Mexico.

Spokesman Kyle Estes says when agents discovered the driver had an extensive criminal record, they brought in a dog to search the vehicle. They located four AK-47 assault rifles and six empty rifle magazines hidden throughout it.

“Firearms are illegal for the general public down in Mexico, so having that said, those who will be getting them, we don’t know the reasons but there is still a market there for them,” Estes said.

He says agents also have arrested four alleged drug smugglers in separate incidents, seizing 800 pounds of marijuana over the past couple days.

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