Trucker Released From Mexican Prison Arrives in El Paso
The poor man was arrested last April after making a wrong turn and accidentally ending up in Juarez. I posted about it when it happened.
Look at the tear rolling down his face:
The U.S. truck driver who was imprisoned in Mexico after being convicted of ammunition charges in Juárez has returned to the United States.
Jabin Akeem Bogan, 27, arrived to Abraham González International Airport in Ciudad Juárez and crossed the Bridge of the Americas just before noon, confirmed the National Immigration Institute, or INM.
Last week his release seemed so close, yet so far away.
The U.S. truck driver who was imprisoned in Mexico after being convicted of ammunition charges in Juárez was released Thursday but was then immediately held by Mexican immigration authorities.
Jabin Akeem Bogan, 27, of Dallas, who has said he made a wrong turn and did not mean to enter Juárez with a truckload of ammunition, was released from the Veracruz prison, where he had been held since April. However, he was turned over to the custody of Mexican immigration authorities, U.S. Consulate officials in Juárez said Friday in an email.
Consulate officials did not explain why Bogan was held or when he is expected to return to the United States.
His mother is probably still clinging to him.
There’s some video at the link under the photo, and links to articles with more background on the story.