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[South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande
San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky

Posted on 01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST by SwinneySwitch

BROWNSVILLE — 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.

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: ak47; aliens; alienweaponstash; ammo; ammovests; banglist; borderpatrol; cbp; fronton; grenade; grenades; gunwalker; ice; immigration; incursion; invasion; military; radios; rifle; rifles; riogrande; starrcounty; texas; twowayradios; tx; uniform; uniforms; vest; vests

1 posted on 01/24/2011 3:50:38 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Uniforms, eh? Whose military?


2 posted on 01/24/2011 3:54:07 PM PST by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: SwinneySwitch

Coming or going?


3 posted on 01/24/2011 3:54:41 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: SwinneySwitch

Jeez! It would help a bit if our roving reporter took the time to find out if it was an actual, full-auto AK, and maybe what an M-4 “style” rifle is supposed to be. Not to mention what style or nationality of uniforms were recovered.

I mean, it’s not that hard to look at factory stamps and read labels, is it?


4 posted on 01/24/2011 3:56:08 PM PST by sinanju
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To: publana; tuffydoodle; secondamendmentkid; re_nortex; Lorianne; Wage Slave; HushTX; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


5 posted on 01/24/2011 3:56:42 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Prolly just poor folks looking for jobs. Nothing to see here.


6 posted on 01/24/2011 3:56:46 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

two uniforms?? No other details in the source.


7 posted on 01/24/2011 3:57:11 PM PST by Tucson_AZ (A million seconds ~ 12 days; a billion ~ 31 years; a trillion ~ 31,000 years - now think dollars)
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To: Noumenon

Whose uniform? isn’t that a basic question? frigid journalists! It must have been Mexican since if it was a US uniform, it would make gringos look bad.


8 posted on 01/24/2011 3:57:35 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Geez, these are probably just much needed tools for undocumented workers headed north for a better life and to enrich the USA.


9 posted on 01/24/2011 4:01:19 PM PST by umgud
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To: SwinneySwitch

The BATF was probably stashing them there so they could walk them across the border later.


10 posted on 01/24/2011 4:04:01 PM PST by RC one (What!!!!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

The open borders people in Roma managed to stop the construction of the border fence there by claiming the “historic” nature of the hand-pulled ferry at Los Ebanos.


11 posted on 01/24/2011 4:06:02 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: SwinneySwitch

ATF probably put it there.


12 posted on 01/24/2011 4:10:43 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

alright, who is missing their grenades?


13 posted on 01/24/2011 4:13:08 PM PST by rahbert
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To: SwinneySwitch
All obviously purchased at a Wal-Mart in McAllen.

</sarcasm>

14 posted on 01/24/2011 4:48:01 PM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: SwinneySwitch

16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines?

Please! Thats a short day at the range.
And of course the reporter was vague about the weapons.
How else will they use it against our 2nd amendment if it is widley reported that they are full auto/3 rd bust/NFA weapons. Then again, the American public is so ingorant about guns they would think an SKS is a crew served weapon.


15 posted on 01/24/2011 5:02:11 PM PST by DirtyPigpen
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To: DirtyPigpen

“..the American public is so ingorant about guns they would think an SKS is a crew served weapon.”

Possibly true for urban Libs and such trash. The rest of America wants to know peace and therefore they know their guns.

That datum causes Lib social engineers and Lib pols lots of lost sleep.


16 posted on 01/24/2011 5:36:40 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: SwinneySwitch
[Grumble]

I never find good stashes like that.

17 posted on 01/24/2011 5:51:06 PM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
I'll ASSume that the 4 rifles were semi auto versions, being as though the batFAGs didnt keep em ???

Im sure the trace on the grenades will lead to a wally world after CHRISTmas sale too...

piss-poor jour-NO-lists cant even be bothered to ID the uniforms either...

18 posted on 01/24/2011 6:39:12 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3
"One grenade was disposed of at the scene by the McAllen police department's bomb squad"

Later that night, the bomb squad had a fish fry.

19 posted on 01/24/2011 6:50:26 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith
thanks fer the LOL...

it took 2 readings for it to sink in...I must be tired...

20 posted on 01/24/2011 6:55:41 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Squantos; NFHale; hiredhand

‘you gonna talk, or fish’ ???


21 posted on 01/24/2011 6:57:05 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Let me know if the Gubmint auctions off the Rifles.
22 posted on 01/24/2011 7:07:40 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Here is a story of an earlier weapons cache found near the border.

Cache Of Military Weapons Confiscated South of Mexican Border (Where was the MSM's Report?) Video

Several pics and a video.

Why cache weapons and uniforms close to the border if they're meant for use in Mexico? Pre-positioning for an invasion?

23 posted on 01/24/2011 7:21:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Deaf Smith

“One grenade was disposed of at the scene by the McAllen police department’s bomb squad”

“Hey, hold my donut and watch this......”


24 posted on 01/24/2011 10:40:03 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: SwinneySwitch

Thank you for the ping Swinney Switch. Adding two more links here.

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Note: Photo included.

http://www.krgv.com/news/local/story/Weapons-Grenades-Found-Hidden-by-the-River/Ed9CIxuc5UylmrZpoUVmow.cspx

“Weapons & Grenades Found Hidden by the River”
Last Update: 1/24 11:56 pm

FRONTON -

SNIPPET: “Border Patrol agents working near Fronton spotted the weapons in the grass. They found an AK-47 and three M-4-style assault rifles. They also found two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, and some two-way radios.”

SNIPPET: “Chief patrol agent Rosendo Hinojosa tells us the weapons were turned over to ICE, ATF and Homeland Security Investigations.”

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In a separate incident...

Note: Photo included.

http://www.krgv.com/news/local/story/Border-Patrol-Agents-Find-Loaded-AK-47s-Near-the/IexNkJKaWkyHwxW6g1vDww.cspx

“Border Patrol Agents Find Loaded AK-47s Near the River”
Last Update: 1/06 10:31 am

FRONTON -

SNIPPET: “Agents found two AK-47s, loaded and left by the river. Each assault rifle had one round of ammunition loaded in the chamber and 29 additional rounds in the magazine.”

SNIPPET: “...rifles and ammunition were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

SNIPPET: “Border Patrol agents credit an alert citizen for tipping them off to suspicious activity in the area.”


25 posted on 01/24/2011 11:40:05 PM PST by Cindy
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To: SwinneySwitch

Is it just me or does our border with Mexico seem to be becoming a dangerous place? Sounds almost as bad as PG County MD!


26 posted on 01/25/2011 4:22:03 AM PST by databoss
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To: SwinneySwitch

Zeta weapons cache.


27 posted on 01/25/2011 4:34:36 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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