Cancun, Q.R. — An American man has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison for firearm possession. Kyle Thomas “B” was arrested from the Cancun International Airport on January 27, 2023 after arriving on a private plane.
He was found with a handgun and ammo without a license. He was taken into custody inside the airport’s FBO terminal (for private flights) by elements of the Quintana Roo National Guard.
On February 3, a Cancun judge ordered the Nevada native to spend three and a half years in prison. He was also ordered to pay a 20,748 peso fine. The sentencing was handed down after he was found guilty of “carrying a firearm without a license and possession of cartridges,” the FGR detailed in their statement.
The gun was found inside his luggage when it was passed through x-ray for inspection. Inside, authorities located a pistol and stocked magazine with six useful hollow point cartridges.
He was presented before a judge on January 29, and through an abbreviated procedure, issued a sentence February 3. He will serve his sentence in a Cancun prison.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has a social media post for Americans traveling to Mexico. “Travelers are responsible for complying with firearm import laws of the country to which they are traveling. Mexican Federal Law strictly forbids possession of any firearm or ammunition without proper authorization by the Mexican authorities.”