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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:18 PM

US trucker nabbed with ammo in Mexico is freed

US trucker nabbed with ammo in Mexico is freed
JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press
Updated 2:57 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2012

EL PASO, Texas (AP) A Dallas trucker detained for eight months in Mexico on allegations that he tried to smuggled assault rifle ammunition into the country is expected to return Friday to the United States, his lawyer said.

Jabin Bogan was released from prison about two weeks ago but detained by immigration authorities, his attorney, Carlos Spector, told The Associated Press.

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Mexican customs agents contradicted prosecutors' claim that Bogan had 268,000 bullets hidden under the floorboards of his 18-wheeler's trailer when he was arrested. Agents testified in June that Bogan was trying to make a U-turn back into the U.S. when they found the ammunition bundled on top of wooden pallets inside the trailer.

Bogan was arrested less than 100 feet from a giant billboard that reads, "no more weapons." The sign, unveiled by Mexican President Felipe Calderon two months before Bogan was caught, was made out of seized high-caliber rifles and ammunition.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/article/US-trucker-nabbed-with-ammo-in-Mexico-is-freed-4061950.php#ixzz2D5QC3YTH

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AgingAmerican Nov 2012 #1
flamingdem Nov 2012 #2
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 #3

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:56 PM

1. This was a weird case

It caused a lot of contention between right wingers and left wingers over at borderlandbeat.com. The fact that it was assault rifle ammo raises a LOT of red flags. He claimed he made a wrong turn and ended up in Mexico. That sounds a bit fishy to me.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:04 AM

2. Does that mean he went there to sell?

Sorry if that's obvious, so the u-turn was when he saw the Mexican police? I might have to go to that link but I'm scared to go there!

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:00 PM

3. It should have been easy to prove or disprove.

 

Who was he selling it to in Phoenix? Was there a purchase order?

I doubt he was driving it to Phoenix and THEN was going to find a buyer.

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