Skip to comments.[South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande
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.
Uniforms, eh? Whose military?
Coming or going?
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?
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
Prolly just poor folks looking for jobs. Nothing to see here.
two uniforms?? No other details in the source.
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.
Geez, these are probably just much needed tools for undocumented workers headed north for a better life and to enrich the USA.
The BATF was probably stashing them there so they could walk them across the border later.
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.
ATF probably put it there.
alright, who is missing their grenades?
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.
“..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.
I never find good stashes like that.
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...
Later that night, the bomb squad had a fish fry.
it took 2 readings for it to sink in...I must be tired...
‘you gonna talk, or fish’ ???
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?
“One grenade was disposed of at the scene by the McAllen police department’s bomb squad”
“Hey, hold my donut and watch this......”
Thank you for the ping Swinney Switch. Adding two more links here.
Note: Photo included.
“Weapons & Grenades Found Hidden by the River”
Last Update: 1/24 11:56 pm
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.”
In a separate incident...
Note: Photo included.
“Border Patrol Agents Find Loaded AK-47s Near the River”
Last Update: 1/06 10:31 am
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.”
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!
Zeta weapons cache.