An attorney for a Texas trucker whose rig was filled with ammunition when he crossed the Mexican border said a re-enactment conducted Thursday confirms that his client simply made a wrong turn and wasn’t trying to smuggle thousands of bullets into Mexico.
A Mexican court allowed local prosecutors and Jabin Bogan’s lawyer to gather with experts at the border-crossing bridge in Ciudad Juarez where Bogan tried to make a U-turn. Bogan has been in a Mexican prison since the April 17 incident, when Mexican custom officials found 268,000 bullets in his truck.
Forensic expert Mario Gomez showed how the 27-year-old trucker blocked traffic while trying to make what he called an “impossible” U-turn back into the United States. Gomez also showed photographs that he said showed the cargo wasn’t hidden, as prosecutors allege.