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Americans detained at border for entering Mexico with shotgun shells

Hermosillo, Sonora — Two Americans from the state of Arizona were arrested at the U.S. – Mexico border after being found with dozens of shotgun cartridges. The pair were detained Wednesday in the Mexican state of Sonora.

The Public Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in Sonora says both are being charged with violations of the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives.

“According to the investigation, elements of the National Guard, in coordination with Customs personnel, detained two American people aboard a vehicle with license plates from the state of Arizona.”

The pair were arrested  in the vicinity of the Sonoyta Tax Precinct, Sonora after authorities located and  “seized 51 useful cartridges for a 12 GA caliber firearm.” It is illegal to enter Mexico with guns, ammo or even parts.