Much has been made about Mexico’s deadly drug war and the potential for violence to spill across the border, but it is less often reported that American guns make that war go. Over the weekend, police in Laredo, Texas, seized 147 AK-47 rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammunition en route to Mexico.

Reuters via Yahoo:

Police in a Texas city just north of the Mexican border said on Wednesday they had seized 147 assault rifles apparently headed for Mexico, where tens of thousands of people have been killed by violent drug gangs.

Acting on a tip, police in the border city of Laredo stopped a truck on Saturday and found the AK-47 rifles, along with more than 200 high-capacity magazines, bayonets and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, Laredo police told reporters.

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