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Gun seized at Port of Wilmington

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say weapons and ammunition were seized during an outbound inspection at the Port of Wilmington late last month.

Officials say an x-ray scan on July 26 found anomalies inside large buckets destined for Honduras and labeled on the manifest as  “personal effects, toys and household goods.”

A multi-agency team opened the buckets and found a 9mm Beretta handgun, along with three magazines and 247 rounds of 9mm ammo.

The contraband was wrapped in tin foil and coated with a tar-like cement.

It is illegal to export firearms and ammunition without a federal license and permit from the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Department of State.