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American trying to cross into Mexico with assault rifle parts nabbed at customs

Anáhuac, Nuevo León — Members of the National Guard detained an American man crossing into Mexico with assault rifle parts. The parts were found by Mexican Customs officials as he tried to cross the border on Monday.

Personnel from the National Customs Agency of Mexico (ANAM) located the assault rifle parts when carrying out checks in the baggage inspection area. The inspection took place at customs of the Colombia-Solidaridad International Bridge in Anáhuac, Nuevo León.

During his baggage check, ANAM agents found “14 trigger mechanism drawers, one sliding carriage for a .22 caliber firearm, two magazines for a 5.56 mm caliber firearm out of stock and two magazines for a .22 caliber firearm out of stock.”

The “war material” was located inside his suitcase. According to the National Guard report, “When interviewed about the origin of the firearm parts, the man stated that they were his property but he did not have any documents proving legal possession, for which he was arrested.”