New evidence disclosed by federal prosecutors in Mexico may help the case of Jabin Bogan, the American trucker imprisoned after crossing the border in April with a load of ammunition.
Mexican prosecutors have suggested Bogan was trying to smuggle a load of military grade ammo to a drug cartel. Bogan insists he crossed the border by accident while on his way to deliver the load in Phoenix.
KVIA-TV reports that statements by Mexican border agents confirm Bogan got caught in traffic and was told by a U.S. agent to drive into Mexico and then turn around and come back. He was instead arrested.
The new documents disclosed this week contain statements from Mexican customs agent Zubia Saenz who wrote the initial arrest report. In the report, Saenz states that when she first approached Bogan’s truck, he was attempting to “maneuver a return” back to the United States side of the bridge.
According to KVIA-TV, Saenz, along with additional Mexican customs agents, also state that when they searched Bogan’s cargo, the pallets containing the ammunition were not concealed or hidden. The new statements from the arresting Mexican agents contradict previous verbal allegations made by the Mexican federal prosecutor's office, which claimed a gamma-ray inspection revealed the presence of metal canisters holding the ammunition, hidden in the truck’s floor.
Bogan is currently being held in a maximum security prison in Veracruz. He is being represented by an El Paso immigration attorney, Carlos Spector.
The company Bogan was driving for, Demco, has been shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for numerous violations.