Empty ammunition magazines used with assault weapons are seized by CBP officers in San Luis, Ariz.
Photographer: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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SAN LUIS, AZ - Authorities say a man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle assault weapon magazines out of the U.S. into Mexico.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the Mexican national was arrested this weekend at the Port of San Luis as 20-year-old Jose Angel Palacios Hernandez was attempting to cross the border.
They say they discovered 80 ammunition magazines for AK-47 assault rifles in his vehicle.
The case has been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit for further review.
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