Trucker Freed After 7 Months in Mexican Prison for "Wrong Turn"

Trucker Freed After 7 Months in Mexican Prison for “Wrong Turn”

Jabin Bogan, a Dallas truck driver, was making a delivery run near El Paso in April when he claims he missed his stop and landed in a one way strip of highway heading towards Mexico.

According to ABC, Bogan tried to avoid crossing boarder and asked a trooper what he should do to rectify his situation. The answer he was given was to continue driving to the next available U-turn.

“He told me he was coming from the warehouse, missed a turn, and was stuck one-way going south,” said Bogan’s manager at Demco Express, Denis Mekenye. “At that point he asked a cop how to make a U-turn and was told to go three or four miles, but at that point was in Mexico.”

For Bogan, that was sadly in Mexico which made his perfectly legal delivery of over a quarter million bullets in the US subject to very strict Mexican laws about ammunition smuggling. Bogan was arrested by Mexican authorities as he attempted to re-enter the USA after they inspected his load. Bogan was held in a Mexican prison pending charges that could carry a 25 year sentence. He was freed when his mother paid a “fine” to authorities.

Bogan is now a free man and reunited with his family.