MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two trailer a great deal of small-caliber ammunition sure for the US have been stolen by armed assailants on a freeway in Mexico’s most violent state, Guanajuato, the producer stated Friday.
An organization consultant stated about 98.5% of the hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammo stolen earlier this week have been .22 caliber, which is seldom utilized by Mexican drug cartels.
“These might be of no use to them, on condition that they don’t use these weapons,” stated safety analyst Juan Ibarrola, who additionally acts as spokesman for the Tecnos Industries firm
The .22 rounds are used primarily in rifles for goal observe or extraordinarily small sport. Mexican cartels choose bigger, high-velocity ammunition for AK-47 and AR-15 rifles or 9 mm weapons.
The full amount was not clear, however was estimated to be about 7 million rounds. The ammunition is offered in the US underneath the Aguila model.
Although low-powered, .22 ammunition may be deadly relying on the place an individual is hit, and from what vary.
Mexico has additionally often caught individuals promoting improvised “pen” weapons, single-shot units disguised as pens that use .22 rounds.
The ammunition is made in Cuernavaca, a metropolis simply south of the capital, and was being taken north on vehicles to the US when the cargo was hijacked, The drivers have been later discovered alive.