Guns bound for Barbados seized by Cincinnati Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati found three handguns and seven ammunition magazines after opening a shipment labeled as automotive parts.

The officers became suspicious when an X-ray on October 16 revealed abnormalities in the shipment, according to a CBP press release.

There were auto parts in the shipment in addition to guns with the serial numbers filed off and the magazines, CBP said.

CBP said no ammunition was found in the shipment, which came from a resident of North Carolina and was bound for an individual in Barbados.

“Our officers are very familiar with the many ways smugglers try to evade inspection,” Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said in the release.


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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s