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National Guard locates millions of stolen rounds of ammunition

San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato — After having millions of rounds of ammunition stolen from a cargo truck, elements of the National Guard were successful in finding the missing trailer. The location of the truck and cargo were made Saturday after a random armed attack the week before.

The truck was located after a citizen made a report of the unit. Authorities of the National Guard, Mexican Army and the Government of the State of Guanajuato carried out a rescue mission to ensure the missing container.

Inside were more than 7.1 million rounds of ammunition. Juan Ibarrola, spokesman for Industrias Tecnos, manufacturers of the cartridges, said that cartridges are not useful to organized crime because they are sports calibers.

“The vast majority, 98.5 percent of this product was a sports caliber, despite the fact that it has been said that this caliber could be modified for other weapons, completely false. It is of no use to them if they find it. It was a random assault. They grabbed a load but they did not know what the content was,” Ibarrola explained.

Last week, the random armed attacked saw men head off with the load of ammunition from the roads of Guanajuato. Although the National Guard deployed elements to carry out a search and recovery operation, they were unsuccessful in locating the missing cargo until they received the citizen report.

The insured material was transferred to the facilities of the XII Military Region in Irapuato for safekeeping.