Texas trucker's arrest re-enacted in Mexico

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Posted: Jul 05, 2012 5:55 PM
Texas trucker's arrest re-enacted in Mexico

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for a Dallas trucker whose rig was filled with ammunition when he crossed the Mexican border says a re-enactment confirms his client simply made a wrong turn.

A Mexican court authorized Thursday's re-enactment of when Jabin Bogan tried to make a U-turn at a border-crossing bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Bogan has been jailed since the April 17 incident, when authorities found 268,000 bullets in his 18-wheeler.

During the re-enactment, a forensic expert showed how Bogan blocked traffic while trying to make what he called an "impossible" U-turn back into the U.S.

Mexican customs officials testified Bogan was trying to turn around and, when asked, showed paperwork indicating the ammunition was for a wholesaler in Arizona.

Prosecutors allege Bogan concealed the cargo and charged him with smuggling military ammunition.