The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) reported the arrest of 7 people in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, after receiving an anonymous call about armed persons.
The six men and one woman were arrested in an undisclosed area of Piedras Negras. Upon the arrest, elements of the Mexican army seized US$600,000, firearms, ammunition, radio communication equipment, and two vehicles.
Although SEDENA has not disclosed the names or nationality of the foreign citizens, several state and national media sources have stated they are American citizens.
It has been rumored the Jefe de plaza in Piedras Negras is an American citizen living in Eagle Pass, Texas who goes back and forth across the border everyday.
Eagle Pass Chronicles and Eagle Pass Daily reported in their websites September 7, 2011, the arrest of a young woman for smuggling weapons.
On september 7, 2011 on about 7:05 pm, a traffic stop was conducted on a bronze in color Oldsmobile Silouhette Van, bearing Texas License plates for a minor traffic violation on U.S. Highway 57 by Border Star Deputies.
A search was conducted on above vehicle which revealed that the van was transporting assorted weapons and assorted magazines. The female driver was detained and was later turned over to a local Federal Agency for prosecution.
A total of 14 assault rifles, one 308 caliber sniper rifle and 523 assorted assault rifle magazines were seized. -Eagle Pass Chronicles
Photo: Eagle Pass Daily
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Caen 7 estadounidenses con armas en Coahuila
Detiene Sedena a 7 personas en Coahuila
Personal militar aseguró 600 mil dólares americanos en Piedras Negras, Coah.
Caen 7 de EU con armas en Piedras Negras
Seize Weapons in Eagle Pass: 14 assault Rifles, one 308 Caliber sniper Rifle and 523 assorted assault rifle magazines
Sheriff confiscated rifles and magazines, a woman arrested