Mexico: Former U.S. Marine Jailed in Tijuana for weapons charges

Posted on May 4, 2014 • Filed under: Border Issues, Mexico, TRAVEL reported Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said in the letter that Afghanistan war veteran Andrew Tahmooressi had just moved to San Diego from Florida and had all his belongings in his truck, including his pistol, shotgun and rifle, when he missed the last U.S. exit on April 1, forcing him to cross the border. Road closures because of checkpoints and construction added to the confusion, and there was no opportunity for drivers to turn around, Hunter added. The 25-year-old was arrested by Mexican federal authorities on weapons charges and is being held at the La Mesa Penitentiary in Tijuana. Mexican officials could not be reached for comment Friday. Read Article

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