A cache of high-powered firearms – including AR-15 assault rifles – were seized from a Southern California home this week, U.S. Border Patrol officials confirmed.
Border Patrol officials said four people were arrested during the seizure, which happened Wednesday during a search warrant at a home in Oxnard, California.
There, agents and other law enforcement officers with Los Angeles agencies discovered 13 firearms, including 10 AR-15 assault rifles, one semi-automatic center-fire rifle, one shotgun, one .50 caliber rifle, numerous rounds of ammunition and $10,000 in illicit money, officials said.
A woman and three men – all Mexican nationals between 23 and 35 years old – were arrested at the home for violating assault weapon possession laws. Agents determined that one of the suspects was in the U.S. illegally.
U.S. Border Patrol agents said the search at the home was the culmination of an investigator linked to a Ford F-150 truck that agents suspected was involved in cross-border smuggling activity. The truck was parked at the home raided by law enforcement.
The suspects were detained at a jail in Ventura County and their cases are being reviewing by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Border Patrol officials said Friday.
No further details were released.