U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested a U.S. citizen and legal permanent resident Saturday after discovering they were attempting to enter Mexico with ammunition, court records show.
Federal prosecutors charged Jesus Pablo Muro and Edgar Sanchez-Muro with knowingly conspiring to export 980 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammunition into Mexico, contrary to law, court records indicate.
CBP accuses the men, who made a first appearance in court Monday, of arriving at the B&M International Bridge in a silver Nissan Versa that had nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition hidden inside the front passenger side door panel, according to a criminal complaint.
According to the charging document, Sanchez Muro admitted to concealing the bullets in order to deliver the ammunition to people in Mexico and Muro asked for an attorney.
Both men are being held without bond pending a Jan. 31 probable cause and detention hearing scheduled for 3:15 p.m. in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Ignacio Torteya III, court records indicate.
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