Gun Smugglers Could Be Targeting College Students
POSTED: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:06pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am
Authorities are warning spring breakers not to be lured into smuggling guns over the border for some quick cash.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is telling spring breakers it's illegal to carry fire arms over the border.
Spring Breakers are on the beach enjoying the nice warm weather, but they could also be the target of being a straw man.
A gun smuggler looks for someone who has no criminal background to take guns over the border for cash.
Despite stiff penalties some spring breakers like this student from Lamar University say they would consider it.
Others like this Yale student say no way.
US Customs and Border Protection also is distributing a flyer telling kids what they can and cannot bring over to Mexico.
It's in writing and is crystal clear on signs near the border. "Illegal to carry firearms and ammunition, penalty prison."