Posted: Feb 7, 2013 8:41 PM by Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Federal authorities say U.S. Customs agents have seized about 2,300 rounds of ammunition hidden in air filters of cars headed to Mongolia at the Port of Oakland.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Spokesman Frank Falcon said Thursday that custom agents discovered the ammunition in early December while searching an outbound shipping container with three cars -a 2006 Lexus RX400, a 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser and a 2007 Toyota Camry.
Falcon said the seized rounds were hidden in the cars' air filters included those for rifles and shotguns.
Authorities say the value of the seized ammunition and three cars is more than $45,000.
Investigators He said the investigation determined the attempted smuggling was not an act of organized crime. It was likely an individual acting alone.
No arrests have been made.
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