Jabin Bogan greets his son at DFW after they were separ... Jabin Bogan greets his son at DFW after they were separated for seven months. (Photo courtesy WFAA).


A trucker from Texas made a wrong turn in April. It took him seven months to get home.

Jabin Bogan was hauling a load of ammunition to a Phoenix gun shop. His route took him near the Mexican border, and when he made a wrong turn, he accidentally crossed the border into a country where tight firearms laws are on the books.

He was arrested by Mexican authorities when he attempted to re-enter the United States with approximately 268,000 rounds of ammunition, according to WFAA in Dallas. Charges were downgraded last week, and Bogan was released last Friday.

He was reunited with his family on Friday night when he arrived at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, and saw his six-year-old son for the first time since the incident occurred.

"My son, that's my motivation," he told WFAA. "That kept me going every day. My mama is my strength -- without my mama I wouldn't be no where now. My family is my pride and joy."

His error occurred on a one-way road headed south near El Paso, Texas. He asked a police officer where to turn around and was told a turnaround existed three or four miles ahead. That put him in Mexico.


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      ncheels015
      • 2 Years Ago
      and yet the mexican authorities are ok with the cartels going on killing sprees...................
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have made wrong turns before, but I never wound up in Mexico. With 268,000 round of ammo.
      G-DAWG
      • 2 Years Ago
      No arms and ammo allowed!.... unless your a drug cartel member, and have paid your kickbacks!
      michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never trust your GPS
      jhrooney
      • 2 Years Ago
      So what happened to the guns and ammunition?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jhrooney
        You know they kept it for the drug curtail
        belldn3
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jhrooney
        They kept it as evidence.
      • 2 Years Ago
      upto I looked at the draft four $9628, I accept ...that...my neighbour had been actualey bringing in money parttime at their computer.. there aunt had bean doing this 4 less than twentey months and recently paid the mortgage on there condo and bourt a brand new Smart ForTwo. go to, http://www.Cloud65.com
      • 2 Years Ago
      so wheres all that ammo at? sure is needed in our gun stores right now..
      john&jan
      • 2 Years Ago
      lol (you) see i have dumb comments to can't spell YOU.
      Gary
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Obama would use the same gun laws and illegals law as they use in Mexico, the gun, drugs, and illegals crossing into the US would stop. You inter Mexico illegally and your but goes straight to prison. Wake Up Obama............
      jimjimdo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lets keep wasting our taxes toward foreign aid and to the illegals!
      alantatanka
      • 2 Years Ago
      He probably crossed empty. Why you ask?? We can't get our guns back, so the US (obama gang) figures if we take back the ammo then they can't use the guns....
      marksmant001
      • 2 Years Ago
      And, because of the stats, the Mexicans are just as wary of a black man as anyone else. From the FBI: Black males ages 14 to 35, commit almost 70% of of all violent crime in america whaile they comprise less than 4% of the actual population. Case closed.
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