Truck Driver Held in Mexico Could Be Free
Things weren’t looking up for truck driver Jabin Bogan. He got turned around near the US/Mexican border due to some tricky directions by a Mexican Border Agent that left him on the wrong side with some intriguing cargo – thousands of rounds of ammo.Things got worse for Bogan when his company got shut down by the FMCSA for a series of safety violations. His family feared for the worst. His luck may finally be changing for the better.
On June 19, international freight council members unanimously approved a resolution urging the two nations work to free Jabin Akeem Bogan, who’s been incarcerated in a Veracruz federal prison since April 17.
The Demco Express driver’s cargo of 268,000 rounds of ammunition from Johnson City, Tenn., was destined for United Nations Ammo in Phoenix, according to supervisor Dennis Mekenye. The 27-year-old Dallas resident was headed to a third stop in El Paso before his final destination when he missed his exit and landed in a lane designated for Juarez, Chihuahua.
Bogan, who had been a Demco Express driver for three years, asked a Bridge of the Americas official for help, who instructed him to drive straight, do a U-turn and return to Texas. He may now be exonerated of all charges by the Mexican Border Authority.