US Customs in Miami intercept rifle, gun destined for Guyana

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An M4 rifle and a Tech 9 pistol with an ammunition magazine allegedly destined for Guyana were recently seized at the Miami International Air-port as was more than six pounds of marijuana secreted in cereal boxes, cans of crackers and an iced tea container.

According to a press release from the Miami office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, during the week of May 8 to May 16 Officers seized guns, drugs and money which were to be exported from the United States through Miami Inter-national Airport (MIA)

The report notes that on May 8, CBP officers seized four packages containing cereal boxes, cans of crackers, and an iced tea container concealing marijuana weighing over six pounds destined for Guyana.

Marijuana which was secreted in cereal boxes, cans of crackers and an iced tea container destined for Guyana is displayed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

On May 13, CBP officers seized one M4 rifle, a Tech 9 pistol and ammunition magazine.  The weapons were manifested as toys and destined for Guyana.

Additional seizures during the week included 32 pounds of marijuana concealed in cereal and diaper boxes destined for Antigua and $29,000.00 in US Currency concealed within magazines and parcels destined for Costa Rica. A second sum of $19,000.00 in US Currency was also destined for Costa Rica.

“The outbound cargo environment in Miami is the gateway to the Carib-bean and South America, in which criminal enterprises attempt to use transportation routes traffic drugs, guns and money,” Christopher D. Matson, CBP Port Director at Miami International Air-port said in the release.

Matson added that “CBP’s Outbound Enforcement Team continues to conduct outbound sweeps of cargo resulting in significant seizures that disrupt dangerous criminal networks.”

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