Ammunition Smuggling Seizures in Arizona

Ammunition for firearms in Mexico are strictly regulated, creating a black market smuggling trade from the United States. In Fiscal Year 2007, the six entry ports in the border state of Arizona seized 760 rounds of ammunition from smugglers. In the 2011 Fiscal Year, 95,416 rounds of ammunition was seized by Custom officials.

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AK 47 For Sale in Mexico

Just across the United States /Mexico border, an AK-47 is sold for $1,200 to $1,600. This price range is in line with previous estimates where AK-47s were reported to be sold on the black market in Mexico at prices $500 higher than the retail price in the U.S. In Southern Mexico, where there is no supply from U.S. gun stores and the quality of arms from Central America is bad, the price range for an AK-47 is between $2,000 to $4,000.

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