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Loaded hanguns found in car on the Peace Bridge

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Posted at 8:57 AM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 08:57:21-05

U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested three people after two loaded handguns were found in their car.

Officers say they found the guns when the car made a wrong turn on the Peace Bridge around 4:30 a.m. The three inside, all U.S. Citizens, said they did not mean to enter the bridge and just wanted to turn around, according to officials.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, and the two passengers, a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, were sent to secondary inspection for further examination.

CBP Officers say they found a 9-mm automatic pistol, a .32-caliber revolver and ammunition for each weapon during the inspection. They say they also found a duffel bag with fatigue-style clothing and a mask inside.

According to CBP, all three were arrested and turned over to the Buffalo Police Department.