Laredo police, acting on a tip, made their largest weapons seizure in 10 years after pulling over a truck laden with 147 brand new assault rifles, 200 high-capacity magazines, 53 bayonets and 10,000 rounds of ammunition that they believe was headed to Mexico on May 29. One of the two men in the vehicle tried to flee, but was apprehended. “Two Joe Blows aren’t going to buy a bunch of weapons and it stops there,” said Laredo Police Investigator Joe Baeza. “We’re pretty positive it was headed to Mexico.” ICE and the ATF are investigating. (AP, Laredo Sun, June 2)
The seizure comes less then two weeks after Mexican President Felipe Calderón appealed to the US Congress to help stem the flow of guns into Mexico.