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Latino Daily News

Sunday July 31, 2011

Extreme Trafficking:  3,500 Ammo cartridges Found on Women Traveling to Mexico from U.S.

Extreme Trafficking:  3,500 Ammo cartridges Found on Women Traveling to Mexico from U.S.

Photo: 3,500 Gun Cartridges Found on Woman

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Mexican authorities are reporting the arrest of a yet to be identified women for carrying some 3,500 ammunition cartridges into Mexico from the U.S.

The women was traveling legally from El Paso, Texas on a passenger bus when her luggage was inspected in a routine border inspection at Juarez.  The border patrol on the Mexican side of the border discovered boxes upon boxes of ammo for different caliber guns, there were 9mm, 30mm, .38 super and 39mm cartridges. 

The woman tried to excuse her large holdings on her husband, whom she claimed worked for Mexican law enforcement.  She noted she was bringing the ammo for him and his job – that claim has yet to be confirmed, however, the woman was placed under arrest.