Weapons Smuggling

Border Patrol in California Seizes 25 AK-Style Rifles Destined for Mexican Cartel

Border Patrol agents in Blythe, California, arrested a California man and his 17-year-old brother after a service K-9 alerted the agents to the presence of a large cache of semi-automatic rifles in their vehicle. In total, agents seized 25 AK-style rifles, two handguns, and ammunition magazines on Wednesday in Blythe, California. Jose Palma Almendariz and his teenage brother now face federal charges related to Wednesday’s firearms and magazine seizure.

Yuma Sector Weapons Cache Seizure (Riverside County Sheriff's Office)

Guns, Cash Seized at Outbound Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a cache of firearms, ammunition, and undeclared cash as smugglers attempted to move them across the border into Mexico. The seizures took place in four separate incidents.

Handgun seized from alleged human smuggler in southwestern Arizona. (CBP Photo)

Border Patrol Finds Firearms-Filled Duffel Bags on Texas Ranch

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents found two duffel bags filled with rifles, handguns, and currency on a ranch near the Texas border with Mexico. The discovery followed a tip from a concerned citizen reporting “suspected illegal immigrants carrying large duffel bags.”

Weapons Seized by Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents