No charges yet for American trucker held by Mexico crime unit
05/02/2012 - 11:40:34 am
Dennis Mekenye, CEO of Dallas-based Demco Express, told “Land Line Now” that he’s heard unconfirmed reports that his driver, 27-year-old Jabin Bogan, will be charged soon by Mexican prosecutors for possession of ammunition.
On April 17, Bogan drove into Mexico in error as he was hauling 268,000 rounds of ammunition bound for Arizona. He was transporting the ammunition from a manufacturer in Johnson City, TN, to an ammo dealer in Phoenix.
Bogan told his employer he made a wrong turn and got onto a bridge into Mexico, but was told by a police officer he could make a u-turn and cross back into the states. He was arrested by Mexican customs agents after crossing the Bridge of the Americas from El Paso to Juarez.
The Dallas trucker is being held by Mexico’s organized crime unit.
Possession of ammunition or weapons is a serious offense in Mexico and according to the El Paso Times, Bogan could get more than 25 years in prison if convicted.
By Land Line Magazine staff