ICE: Mexican national arrested in Arizona was trying to smuggle out 7,000 rounds of .38 Super
By Brian Seay
Eduvier Navidad-Vizcarra was booked into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service based on charges accusing him of attempting to illegally export goods from the United States. (Photo: ICE)
Federal immigration authorities arrested a Mexican national last week for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 7,000 rounds of ammo down to Mexico.
Eduvier Navidad-Vizcarra, 22, was arrested June 19 as he drove towards the port of entry into Mexico in Nogales, Arizona. Federal agents began investigating him a couple days earlier after they received a tip, according to a news release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“On June 17, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Homeland Security Investigations…agents received information that 7,000 rounds of Aguila .38 Super ammunition had been purchased in Phoenix by an individual who was driving a dark green Chevrolet Suburban,” wrote ATF Special Agent Robert Kilcoyne in a criminal complaint.
Within a couple hours, HSI agents, together with the ATF, located the vehicle and followed it back to Tucson. That’s where agents watched Navidad-Vizcarra take the boxes of ammo out of the Suburban and load them into a white Chevy pick-up truck.
“Navidad-Vizcarra took the cases from the Suburban, placed them in the cab of the truck, removed the small, individual