Former Tijuana mayor held over alleged gun cache
Former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon, one of Mexico’s most flamboyant businessmen and politicians, has been detained on suspicion of illegal weapons possession, the federal Attorney General’s Office announced Saturday.
Mexican troops raided the gambling impresario’s house and found 88 guns, officials said. The Attorney General’s Office said Hank Rhon and 10 other people were detained.
Mexican law limits ownership of large firearms to the military and requires licensing of most other guns. Violations can be punished by as long as 15 years in prison in some cases.