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Nicaraguan nabbed smuggling dozens of AKs, ARs, .50-cals into Mexico — from USA

There’s a lot of big guns heading across the border from the United States to Mexico, where ongoing cartel wars are leaving piles of bodies in blood-soaked border towns.

Last week, deputies with the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office intercepted a single shipment that offered an eye-opening look at the firepower heading south and the criminals facilitating the lucrative trade.

The Victoria Advocate reports:

Wednesday, a Refugio County deputy discovered a cache of 32 guns, including 15 AK-47s, 12 AR-15s, three .50-caliber sniper rifles and at least one pistol, as well as 600 magazines in possession of a Nicaraguan man who was not a U.S. citizen during a traffic stop on U.S. 77 north of Refugio. The guns are thought to be headed to Mexico or farther south where they would be smuggled, (Refugio County Sheriff Raul) Gonzalez said.

The sheriff’s office posted images of the weapons to Facebook to highlight the seemingly growing problem, one of several created by the country’s porous southern border in Texas and elsewhere.

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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