CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)-Border Patrol agents and sheriffs arrest two men in Calexico suspected of stealing firearms, ammunition, and guns, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
CBP said on April 29 the Imperial County Sheriff's Office (ICSO) initiated an investigation along with the Yuma Police Department and Border Patrol agents in regards to stolen firearms and ammunition from Yuma.
CBP says the investigation led agents to contact ICSO and issued a warrant in Calexico.
Upon the search warrants, agents successfully recovered 11 firearms, including a .50 caliber rifle and a short-barreled shotgun. Agents also recovered large amounts of military-grade ammunition and several high capacity magazines.
A 34-year-old man and a 36-year-old man were arrested.
Both men are Mexican nationals that reside legally in Calexico.
“The ICSO and USBP teams did a fantastic job bringing two foreign nationals into custody,” said El Centro Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino. “Anytime heavy weapons are involved the anxiety levels go up, however the Sheriffs and Border Patrol teams are trained and very capable.”
Both men were placed under arrest and booked into Imperial County Jail pending criminal charges.