C-4, Assault Rifles, Grenade Launcher Found Along Border

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Sep 15, 2011  |  Updated 4:27 PM CDT
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Rocket Launcher, C-4 Found Along TX-MX Border

A cache of weapons and explosives were found near the Rio Grande River along the Texas-Mexico border earlier this week, according to a report by Reuters.

The weapons were found by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday.

According to the report, the weapons, including six assault rifles, a grenade launcher, rocket launcher, 20 ammunition magazines and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 plastic explosives, were found in a black back near Fronton.

The weapons are similar to those used in the drug war in Mexico and were found close to a cartel battleground.

"Authorities stopped short of making any direct link between the guns and the drug cartels, saying only that they signaled a threat to public safety in both Texas and Mexico," according to the Reuters report.

Officials surmised that the weapons were in the process of being smuggled across the border.

Read more from Reuters here.

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