Friday, August 3, 2012
AZMEX EXTRA 2-8-12
AZMEX EXTRA 2 AUG 2012
Anthony home raid yields 65,000 rounds of ammo destined for Mexico
by Daniel Borunda \ El Paso Times
Posted: 08/02/2012 04:45:45 PM MDT
Federal agents arrested a man and seized 65,000 rounds of ammunition that was allegedly destined for Mexican drug cartels following a raid at a home in Anthony, N.M., officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday.
ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested Carlos Guadalupe Morales, 25, after a raid on Tuesday at his apartment in the 900 block of Monroe Avenue. Officials said agents seized 65,195 rounds of ammunition of various calibers in the apartment.
Morales allegedly told agents that he estimates he shipped 200,000 rounds of ammo to Mexico since 2011. Morales was charged with conspiring to export munitions without a license.