MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two trailer hundreds of small-caliber ammunition sure for the United States had been stolen by armed assailants on a highway 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 had been .22 caliber, which is seldom utilized by Mexican drug cartels.
“These will be of no use to them, given 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 follow or extraordinarily small recreation. Mexican cartels want bigger, high-velocity ammunition for AK-47 and AR-15 rifles or 9 mm weapons.
The whole amount was not clear, however was estimated to be about 7 million rounds. The ammunition is offered within the United States underneath the Aguila model.
Though low-powered, .22 ammunition will 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 United States when the cargo was hijacked, The drivers had been later discovered alive.