US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Miami International Airport (MIA) Outbound Enforcement Team (OET) conducting a routine inspection identified a shipment containing two blue shipping barrels said to contain personal effects.
A physical inspection revealed various food items, cat litter, a cardboard box labeled as a four-drawer dresser, and one cardboard box labeled as a television stand.
Further revealed that the personal effects actually contained 2 rifles, 115 pistols, 2 rifles, 139 magazines, 103 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, 50 rounds of .357 ammunition, 50 rounds of .45 ammunition, 24 rounds of .40 ammunition, 40 rounds of .223 ammunition, 9 handgun back straps, 5 magazine parts, 3 pistol grips, 3 buttstocks, and weapons parts. All items were placed on a Customs Hold and transported to the CBP-OET office for further processing.
The shipping documents listed the consignor as Karima HUDSON of 3610 Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Florida 33065. The consignee was Monique HASTINGS, telephone number 0018764305161. The shipment was due to be exported from Miami to Montego Bay, Jamaica via Caribbean Airlines flight BW8040 on 20/11/2017. BW8040 was scheduled to arrive in Montego Bay from Miami at 1045 via Kingston where it was scheduled to land at 0830.