Records: Federal agents seize 4,000 rounds of ammunition during Hidalgo bust

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Carlos Enrique Solano, 25, of Hidalgo and Angel Salinas conspired to buy 4,000 rounds of ammunition and export the ammunition to Mexico, according to the federal criminal complaint against them.

Federal agents have arrested two men accused of attempting to smuggle 4,000 rounds of ammunition to Mexico.

Carlos Enrique Solano, 25, of Hidalgo and Angel Salinas conspired to buy 4,000 rounds of ammunition and export the ammunition to Mexico, according to the federal criminal complaint against them.

Homeland Security Investigations — a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — arrested Solano and Salinas on Friday.

Agents followed Salinas when he visited a home on the 200 block of Azalea Avenue in Hidalgo, according to the criminal complaint. Salinas briefly entered the home before driving away.

Federal agents stopped Salinas and questioned him.

“Salinas admitted to HSI SAs he had just purchase (sic) a large quantity of ammunition on behalf of an individual he identified as Carlos Solano,” according to the criminal complaint.

Agents waited until Solano left the home and arranged for the Hidalgo Police Department stop him.

“Solano admitted to HSI SAs he had approximately 4,000 rounds of ammunition in his house he planned to illegal smuggle (sic) from the United States into Mexico,” according to the criminal complaint.

Federal agents charged both men with attempting to export ammunition in violation of the law.

Court records don’t list attorneys for Solano or Salinas, who remain in federal custody.

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