Customs agents at the Lukeville border crossing arrested a 45-year-old Mexican national on Saturday after finding two AK-47 rifles and ammunition clips hidden in the car he was driving, officials said.
Customs and Border Protection officers checking travelers leaving Arizona sent Mario Munoz of Ajo for an additional inspection of the Chrysler sedan he was driving, according to a news release from the agency.
During the inspection, officers located two AK-47 rifles and a pair of empty ammunition magazines in the vehicle’s dashboard.
The guns, magazines and vehicle were seized. Munoz was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.