North Texas trucker will be freed from Mexico prison

North Texas trucker will be freed from Mexico prison

Credit: WFAA

Jabin Bogan, 27, was arrested by Mexican authorities as he tried to do a U-turn at the border outside of El Paso in April. Bogan was transporting 268,000 rounds of ammo to Phoenix when his family said he took a wrong turn and ended up at the border.

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by ANGELA KOCHERGA

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WFAA

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 9:27 AM

EL PASO — A North Texas trucker has been jailed for months after making what he said was a wrong turn into Mexico.

Finally, the news that Jabin Bogan's family has been waiting for: He should be free just in time for the holidays with family members.

This case is so sensitive that those who know about the release don't want to talk about the details — including the amount of Bogan's fine — until he's free.

But he is coming home after paying that fine.

Bogan has been jailed in Mexico since he was arrested on April 18, when he drove his truck across the border from El Paso to Juarez with a shipment of 268,000 rounds of ammunition.

The driver said he took a wrong turn across the frontier.

His lawyer got a weapons trafficking charge reduced to possession. And instead of a 30-year sentence, he got three years, making him eligible for conditional release.

Bogan is in a prison in Veracruz, south of Mexico City. Once the fine and other expenses are paid, he can return to Texas.

His mother told WFAA on Tuesday that she hopes he'll be back in time for Thanksgiving.

E-mail akocherga@wfaa.com

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