A “suspicious object protruding from the brush” in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday.No word on if the "military style uniforms" were part of any nationality, or perhaps used by drug lords.
The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma.
Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines.
All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations. One grenade was disposed of at the scene by the McAllen police department's bomb squad; the other was to be turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Border Patrol Finds Weapons, Grenades & Military Style Uniforms Near S. Texas Border
From around the same area of South Texas where a jet skier disappeared, and a decapitated head of a Mexican police official was found, now a weapons cache was found on the Texas side of the Rio Grande River (San Antonio Express News).