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Customs Agents Make 'Unusual' Seizure Of Nearly 53,000 Chinese Gun Parts


Added 08-23-19 03:06:07pm EST - “The illegal stocks, muzzles and other items were intercepted in recent months. "There was no attempt to hide the importation attempt," CPB spokesperson Jaime Ruiz told NPR.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Customs Agents Make 'Unusual' Seizure Of Nearly 53,000 Chinese Gun Parts”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted and seized 52,601 illegal firearms parts from China in recent months. U.S. Customs and Border Protection hide caption

U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted and seized 52,601 illegal firearms parts from China in recent months.

Agents in Long Beach intercepted three shipments containing nearly 53,000 sights, stocks and other gun parts that came illegally from China.

"There was no attempt to hide the importation," Jaime Ruiz told NPR on Friday. He said the gun parts were correctly labeled and still had their original trademarks. And all three shipments were headed to a legitimate seller and distributor.

CPB stopped the shipments over the past three months and consulted with investigators at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agency concluded that the cargo breached multiple regulations, including an arms embargo that the United States imposed on China.

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