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Man arrested in Cancun for carrying gun, magazines

Cancun, Q.R. — Federal police have taken a man into custody at the Cancun International Airport after he was found carrying a weapon.

The arrest took place after police found a passenger on an arriving flight from Mexico City carrying a .38 caliber firearm with two loaded magazines. The man has been identified as 46-year-old J.A.H.Y. who claimed to be an employee of a security firm.

When federal police asked the man for his gun permit, the man handed over an expired license. When police ran the gun through the firearm database, the results showed the gun had never been registered.

The man was made available for the public prosecutor’s office in Cancun.