First, let's get into the impact this does to the trucking industry, then let's go into more information on the case I'm taking directly from here and other sources. The American public is engrossed in this case, every bit of liberal media is blasting this man's face and case across. Before we go any further, let me explain to those without the intelligence to discern words that I am using the term liberal as in loose, non-precise; not Democratic. It is now known, according to reports by the Federales, that Jabin had ammunition hidden. This may or may not be true. The world over knows that the Federales (Mexican police) are known to not always be on the right side of the law. It is clear that he went into Mexico without the right to go in. So, hidden or not, he technically smuggled ammunition into Mexico. This is a high crime. With people up in arms about Fast & Furious, are they now okay toward the crime of smuggling more deadly items into Mexico?
Secondly, he never declared the ammunition. If, in fact, he was told he could go in and turn around, he would have still had to have declared the ammunition upon entry and re-entry. Secondly, the U.S. Border Patrol would've checked him, as they check all trucks for proper identification upon exiting and entering the country. At this point, had he been properly checked, and would not have had a passport, they would've detained him at the border. I would personally like to see solid proof he entered where claimed.
Thirdly, the routes from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez are clear marked signs indicating Mexico traffic only, and no guns allowed, along with other clear signs. If he was a haz-mat driver with such a dangerous load, why couldn't he have read one of half a dozen signs?
So, in the eyes of the public court, if they judge all of us on the one, their opinionations will include ignorant, unintelligent, dangerous, smugglers, illiterate, etc. Yet, people are defending him, making us look even worse. If you think that the U.S. Government isn't already scheming up a dozen new rules due to this international incident, think again. Maybe condemning him for his faultiness instead of screaming to free him might help with not having a dozen more regulations handed down.
What if it had been a Mexican carrier coming across thanks to NAFTA? Would you be so relaxed and understanding if a Mexican carrier entered our country with hundreds of thousand of rounds of assault rifle ammunition, undeclared, and illegally here? Think on that while you read the tracking information Porter brought into the mix.
First, for many who do not know, Porter is a driver who drives in the U.S. but lives in Mexico. I believe he had dual citizenship. He understands life and driving in both countries and is an outspoken and sometimes crass advocate.
"Mexico Trucker Online has learned where the locations and route of Jabin Bogan’s deliveries in El Paso where he claims to have accidentally and inadvertently entered Mexico with 9 pallets of prohibited military grade ammo. Bogan was immediately arrested by Mexican authorities for importing illegal munitions into Mexico and yesterday was formally charged. Bogan’s first of three stops in El Paso was to (A) Siemen Energy and Automation, 1400 Henry Brennan in El Paso. As you can see from the graphic, Siemans is north of I-10.
The second of three stops was at (B)Nichirin Coupler Inc., 9600 Plaza Circle in El Paso, just off of Loop 375 commonly known as the border highway.
Finishing this stop, Bogan’s final stop in El Paso would have been (C) Carefusion at 1550 Northwestern Dr on the far westside of El Paso.
The logical and most direct route that most truckers would take to get to the third and final stop in El Paso, would be to backtrack on Loop 375 (Avenue of the Americas) to I-10 and continue west to Sunland Park where his final drop was.
I used GOOGLE MAPS to generate the graphic and route between Bogan’s stops and of course, it shows the shortest route which would be Loop 375 that parallels the border. While this is the shortest, it is not the best route due to stop and go traffic and numerous stop lights.
Since Bogan found himself in Mexico, for whatever reason, it is obvious he was mindlessly following a GPS routing instead of using common sense.
But here is where it gets interesting and either debunks Bogans claim that he “accidentally” made a wrong turn that put him into Mexico, or it shows Bogans incredible stupidity and lack of common sense.
Referring back to the graphic, you can see the route Bogan would have taken. In the area of the Bridge of the America’s that Bogan eventually crossed, Loop 375 dog legs away from the border.
Bogan would have had to deliberately exited Loop 375, come to the stop light and gotten into the left hand turn lane for the bridge to Mexico. There are many signs at this point warning motorists that they are about to enter Mexico and signs pointing out the prohibition of bringing guns and ammo into Mexico.
Even had Bogan continue straight onto an alternate highway that takes you within sight of the Bridge of the America’s, he would have had to again, make a deliberate left hand turn onto the bridge lanes. The alternate road would have joined with Loop 375 further west of the bridge turn off.
Dennis Mekenye, owner of Demco freight company and boss of Bogan, has continually claimed he was on the phone with Bogan as Bogan made his “mistake”. The question that needs to be answered then is why Mekenye did not tell his employee to stop and under no circumstances cross into Mexico. By Mekenye’s own admission, he continued with the call as Bogan told him Mexican authorities were arresting him and were going to search the trailer."
With the facts in front of you now, do you still cry to free the man, or will you even see he needs justice? Don't free him, don't bring that cloud down us. If you smuggle stuff into Mexico, accidentally or not, you broke a law. It's no different than the drunk driver many of you will crucify for killing someone.
Porter, a very special thanks for allowing me to use some of your research to re-inforce what I've already been saying.