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Feds in Texas seize thousands of rounds of ammo bound for Mexico

By the CNN Wire Staff
More than 2,880 rounds of ammunition has been found inside an SUV.
More than 2,880 rounds of ammunition has been found inside an SUV.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ammo found in SUV being driven from Brownsville, Texas, to Mexico
  • 19-year-old Mexican was driving the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • Ammunition includes 13 armor-piercing rounds and five assault-rifle magazines
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(CNN) -- Federal agents seized 2,880 rounds of ammunition found inside an SUV that was being driven from Brownsville, Texas, to Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

A 19-year-old Mexican was attempting to drive the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer across the bridge that links Brownsville with Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, when he was stopped for a secondary inspection, the release said.

The ammunition, which included 13 armor-piercing rounds and five assault-rifle magazines, was hidden inside 18 plastic bags found inside the SUV, the release said.

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