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Over a quarter million assault rifle rounds stopped at Mexican border

The Americas Post - With over a quarter million assault rifle rounds you can do a lot of damage

Mexican customs agents have seized 268,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition that an American transported in a semi-trailer across the border into Ciudad Juarez.

Spokesman Angel Torres of the Attorney General’s Office in Ciudad Juarez, , said that the 37 year-old driver, a native of Dallas, was arrested on suspicion of trying to bring in the munitions from the city of El Paso. The driver is in custody while charges are being considered.

Torres said the agents discovered the trailer cargo when it was subjected to a gamma ray search that revealed metal boxes full of bullets hidden under wooden pallets.  The ammunition is suitable for AR -15 and AK-47 assault rifles, commonly used by drug cartels.  Prosecutors said the seizure of ammunition is the largest recorded in the border city of Ciudad Juarez in recent years.

Denis Mekenye, operations manager at Demco Arlington freight company in suburban Dallas, said today that driver Jabin Bogan made ​​”an honest mistake” when he made ​​a wrong turn that ultimately led him to Mexico.

Mekenye claimed the shipment was destined for Tennessee Ammunition in Phoenix.