Border Patrol Finds Assault Rifle and Revolver Near River

MCALLEN–Border Patrol Agents working in McAllen find two high-powered weapons near the river last Saturday, but the suspects in possession of the guns get away.

Agents said they found a 7.62 assault rifle and .38 caliber revolver near the Rio Grande.

The weapons were found inside a black bag while Border Patrol was patrolling around the river. Inside the bag, they also found a 30 round magazine for the assault rifle.

When they approached the suspects, they swam across the river back into Mexico.

The rifle was reported stolen in December and turned over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s