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    Cartel members seize seven million rounds of ammunition destined for U.S.

    Original Story:

    https://www.milenio.com/policia/coma...s-san-luis-paz

    Por los gringos:

    https://www.westernjournal.com/gunme...ent-criminals/

    A convoy loaded down with more than seven million rounds of ammunition has been hijacked while on route from Mexico to Texas.

    While the trucks were found abandoned only a few miles from the ambush site on the southern side of the border, every piece of ammo is now missing.

    Officials do not know who was behind the ambush on Wednesday, but in a country awash with cartel violence the list of suspects is seemingly limited to those involved with the narco networks.

    According to Milenio, the hijacking took place in the violent state of Guanajuato.

    As the convoy rolled through the town of Cabana del Rey early Wednesday morning, remote operators noticed the GPS signals of the transport trucks and their security escorts went dark.

    Because of the nature of the convoy’s cargo, the Mexican Army immediately set out on an intercept course.

    While the soldiers were not able to locate or engage the gunmen, they did find the trailers which originally held the massive cache of ammunition. The containers were discovered to be completely empty.
    Looks like Academy won't have .22 LR next week.

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    Is this a second incident? The details are a little different from the earlier reports, in the first the trucks weren’t found and there was no mention of tracking devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    Original Story:

    https://www.milenio.com/policia/coma...s-san-luis-paz

    Por los gringos:

    https://www.westernjournal.com/gunme...ent-criminals/



    Looks like Academy won't have .22 LR next week.
    Aguila shortage

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    Wonder if the shipment was from Aguila? I recall a write up in Recoil? about the security measures in place at the factory, as well as distribution routes.



    And this little blurb from the end of the article, should help calm people down:

    "Considering FBI Director Christopher Wray recently warned about cartel violence spilling over into the United States, the seven million round imbalance is sure to only worsen the problem and keep Americans scrambling for scarce ammunition.

    If this problem continues, American citizens may soon find themselves in the dire position of being outgunned by organized criminals from south of the border".
    Last edited by CCT125US; 06-18-2021 at 07:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCT125US View Post
    Wonder if the shipment was from Aguila? I recall a write up in Recoil? about the security measures in place at the factory, as well as distribution routes.



    And this little blurb from the end of the article, should help calm people down:

    "Considering FBI Director Christopher Wray recently warned about cartel violence spilling over into the United States, the seven million round imbalance is sure to only worsen the problem and keep Americans scrambling for scarce ammunition.

    If this problem continues, American citizens may soon find themselves in the dire position of being outgunned by organized criminals from south of the border".
    Maybe outgunned?

    I live in Chicago and don't roll around in an armored technical with a .50 on a pintle in the back. But hey maybe under the "new ATF" - I'll finally be able to get that, since they seem to think that they're available at every corner store.

    I would say this may be the end of Aguila Mexico. Time for them to pack up and move to north Mexico, I mean south Texas.
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    Possibly related.

    A couple months ago my club was able to score a whole pallet of 9mm ammo from Crows/Brownells. It was shipped and during the shipping it was transferred through SantaFe Springs California where it disappeared. That’s right, a whole pallet of 9mm just disappeared.

    I’m sure it went to people who needed it and had honorable intentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCT125US View Post
    Wonder if the shipment was from Aguila? I recall a write up in Recoil? about the security measures in place at the factory, as well as distribution routes.



    And this little blurb from the end of the article, should help calm people down:

    "Considering FBI Director Christopher Wray recently warned about cartel violence spilling over into the United States, the seven million round imbalance is sure to only worsen the problem and keep Americans scrambling for scarce ammunition.

    If this problem continues, American citizens may soon find themselves in the dire position of being outgunned by organized criminals from south of the border".
    It’s horseshit, which is why I didn’t quote it.

    The cartels dont use much .22LR but they can always sell it.

    The theft was likely an inside job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suvorov View Post
    Possibly related.

    A couple months ago my club was able to score a whole pallet of 9mm ammo from Crows/Brownells. It was shipped and during the shipping it was transferred through SantaFe Springs California where it disappeared. That’s right, a whole pallet of 9mm just disappeared.

    I’m sure it went to people who needed it and had honorable intentions.
    Don’t read too much into it.

    Do you know how many guns go/went missing in transit with UPS, DHL etc ? Even before COVID ?

    In a time when 9mm ammo is scarce and prices are 3x-4x normal why wouldn’t any thief steal a scarce and valuable commodity they can easily convert to cash ?

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    From TFB:

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...en-guanajuato/

    4 million 872 thousand high speed .22 caliber Long Rifle (LR) cartridges.
    1 million 230 thousand cartridges .22 caliber LR high speed PH
    295 thousand .40 caliber S&W cartridges
    215 thousand .22 caliber cartridges LR super hummingbird
    117 thousand .45 caliber automatic cartridges
    100 thousand cartridges .38 caliber special jacketed
    99,000 M 7 1/2 high speed .410 caliber cartridges
    87 thousand cartridges caliber 7.62 × 51 mm 150 GN
    71 mil 500 caliber .12 minishell post
    25 thousand cartridges caliber .38 super auto + P
    3 thousand caliber 12 minishell slug cartridges
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    Don’t read too much into it.

    Do you know how many guns go/went missing in transit with UPS, DHL etc ? Even before COVID ?

    In a time when 9mm ammo is scarce and prices are 3x-4x normal why wouldn’t any thief steal a scarce and valuable commodity they can easily convert to cash ?
    Because in California it would be illegal for the thief to sell or transfer the ammo they stole without a background check. How could they convert the ammo to cash without breaking the law?

    Come on man......

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