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Jul 1, 2012 3:12 PM

Hiker finds stash of AK-47s in Madera Canyon area

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - A hiker has stumbled upon an unusually find the in the Madera Canyon area - assault rifles in a black trash bag.

The Nogales International reports that the hike recently discovered the AK-47s one mile north of Old Baldy Trail.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies then went to the site and recovered what turned out to be a stash of AK-47 assault rifles.

Lt. Raoul Rodriguez said the rifles were "badly rusted" and had "obviously been there for quite some time." Four rifle magazines were also recovered.

Rodriguez said the weapons were taken to the sheriff's office and secured.

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