MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition hidden in a shipment of what looked like car batteries bound for Venezuela was seized at Miami International Airport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.READ MORE: MDPD Takes Over Surfside Condo Recovery As Brother Of Lone Unaccounted For Victim Estelle Hedaya Remains Heartbroken But Not Hopeless
Customs agents discovered the shipment, originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, in April. It was was addressed to a Miami resident.
The Miami address was placed under surveillance, and agents saw several suspects delivering handguns to the site.READ MORE: Small Flotilla Leaves Miami For Cuba Despite Homeland Security Warning
According to court documents, investigators saw the suspects moving the guns and ammo from the property to a shipping company.
The court documents say the shipment was being sent to Venezuela.
Two men, Jose Alexander Gutierrez Morales and Alfredo Montilla Hernandez, are facing charges in the case.MORE NEWS: Florida Task Force 1 & 2 Demobilizing After Month-Long Deployment At Surfside Condo Collapse Site
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