Skip to comments.Ammunition Smuggling to Mexico, 13 Thousand Rounds Caught at Border
Posted on 09/24/2020 7:17:15 AM PDT by marktwain
On 17 September, Mexican authorities said they were checking vehicles coming into Mexico when a car with Arizona plates tried to avoid the checkpoint. The car crashed into another vehicle. The authorities said they found 13,000 rounds of ammunition in the trunk. I do not recommend running from the Mexican authorities. Their rules of engagement are different. They will shoot if they are able to do so. From kvoa.com:
MEXICO CITY (AP) The Mexican government says it has caught a U.S. citizen trying to smuggling 13,000 rounds of ammunition at a border crossing in Nogales, across the border from Nogales Arizona.
This sort of smuggling activity is reasonably common. Here are a few instances from the U.S. side of the border:
From theborderreports.com: May 2020
NOGALES, ARIZONA, US CBP officers stopped a smuggling attempt of a shipment of 10,000 ammunition into Mexico.
The ammunition was seized by officers at the southbound inspection lanes into Mexico, according to the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Roughly another 8,000 rounds of 7.62 x 39, from February 2020, krqe.com:
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) Border officers stopped a shipment of ammunition from entering Mexico on Wednesday in El Paso, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release.
CBP officers conducting southbound inspections stopped a Honda Civic with two female occupants shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Under a blanket in the rear seat, officers discovered 16 boxes of 7.62 mm cartridges. Each box contained 520 rounds of ammunition.
From February 2019, the smuggler released on their own recognizance in Nogalez.
Agents suspected Marco Antonio Peralta Vega, 35, was illegally exporting ammunition and tactical gear into Mexico. They already had tracked three shipments of body armor plates,
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It is nothing new.
The cartels have multiple sources for ammunition.
How much for a pallet?
13,000 rds. 26 bricks of 22 shorts???? lmao
So that’s why the shelves are empty in the gun stores. /s
“Roughly another 8,000 rounds of 7.62 x 39”
Is Sovietski ammo.
Please. The Cartels don’t have THAT kind of cash!
Probably from a single home burglary....
Right now you could probably make as much money selling it hear as you could over the border.
Have you seen what it costs to get brass 9 millimeter from anyone who actually has it? And that’s the target stuff. Our local gun shop gets a few cases in periodically and puts it out at $20 a box, limit one box per family. Now actually that’s cheaper than most any place online that you can find it. So I’m not complaining that they’re greedy. I’m surprised he’s able to get it. But self-defense ammo? Holy smokes. I am glad I prepared quite some time ago.
Although the price has gone up, it’s not through the roof for AK-47 ammo. And it’s pretty available. So I kind of chuckle at the people who think that an AK-47 is a club masquerading as a gun compared to their tricked out sophisticated stuff. It may not be high tech, but it works a lot better with ammunition then the other stuff does without.
They’re smuggling it in the wrong direction!
What’s more newsworthy is the billion more not caught.
The cartels have so much money, they could set up their own manufacturing plant.
It they are smart (and many are) they buy stock in Aguilla, maybe get into management, and siphon off shipments of ammo here and there, by the pallet...
Paging Eric Holder.
Paging Barak obama.
I wonder what this Americans name was......Manuel Pedro Lopez Lopez Gonzalez?
Losing game? Maybe if you wear a badge and have free access to police department stockpiles it's a losing game. But, how about just catching that ammo at the border so the common man in the US can have access to buy it? Have you seen the availability and price for 9mm lately?
Yeah, they were smuggling the Aguila ammo back to Mexico.
“Right now you could probably make as much money selling it hear as you could over the border.”
I was blown away that they went for the deal.
That is how crazy ammo is right now.
(I still have 10k rounds 5.56)
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