A Learjet loaded with weapons and cash was stopped from leaving the U.S. for Venezuela over the weekend.
Seized at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were 18 assault/bolt actions rifles with optics, six shotguns, 58 semi-automatic pistols and $20,312 in cash and $2,618.53 in endorsed checks, a news release said. Air and Marine Operations in Fort Lauderdale seized the plane and a vehicle.
Two Venezuelan nationals were arrested but not identified by Homeland Security Investigations.
Several agencies, including Customs and Border Protection, were already investigating the plane, the release said.