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Government of Mexico reports “historic seizure” of guns and ammunition most of which are of U.S. origin

Navojoa, Sonora — Nearly two hundred weapons and almost 3 million rounds of ammunition were part of the seizure made by authorities earlier this week. In a four-building search, the Secretary of National Defense, National Guard and the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, made, what they are referring to, as a “historic seizure”.

A search of four buildings in Navojoa, Sonora on March 1 and 2 lead to the discovery of weapons, ammo and drugs. In a press release, the Government of Mexico reported “derived from intelligence work, information was obtained that a criminal organization that operates in Navojoa, Sonora, used four buildings as safe houses in which it kept weapons and drugs.”

Inside the four buildings, authorities reported seizing over 2.8 million cartridges of various calibers, nearly 200 guns, 100 ballistic plates, 89 grenades (blue color), tactical vests, eight vehicles, four trailers and the four searched properties, among other items.

Military officials told the press that this was the largest confiscation of cartridges on record in Mexico, adding that most of the weapons found are of U.S. origin.