During a routine inspection of an American bus entering Mexico, Army units discovered a person trying to smuggle guns into Mexico illegally.
The bus, Omnibuses Mexicanos of Houston Texas. The location, Bridge number 2 at the foot of I-35.
Confiscated was a 12 gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle with scope and a .380 semi auto pistol from Luis Estrada Carrizal, 62 years old.
All passengers were detained for a period of time at the Palacio Federal by agents of Mexican Customs and the Attorney General’s investigators. All with the exception of Mr. Carrizel were allowed to continue their journey later in the day.
This is the second time an American bus has been detained at the border. Tuesday, during another routine inspection, $120,000.00 was found. No person claimed ownership of the money.
Buses are inspected on both sides of the border as they enter the respective countries for contraband, including drugs, undeclared money and illegals.
Not a big deal as the old fool was probably thinking to make a quick buck although weapons of these types are not a favorite of the cartels. Carrizel is looking at a minimum of 2 years in Mexican Federal Prison.
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