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Two Americans who arrived at Cancun International charged with illegal possession

Cancun, Q.R. — Two Americans caught entering the country with illegal items in their luggage have been charged. On Wednesday, the Public Ministry of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) in Quintana Roo announced the charges.

According to the agency, two people of American nationality have been formally charged with entering Mexico with a gun and ammunition. Both arrests were made in separate incidences.

American Abby “S” from California was detained at the Cancun International Airport after landing on a flight from Salt Lake City. During a luggage inspection, she was found in possession of a 9mm caliber squad-type firearm inside her suitcase and three stocked magazines of the same caliber.

A second American, Riker “G”, was arrested in Terminal Three of the Cancun International Airport after landing on a flight coming from Austin, Texas. An x-ray of his luggage revealed a stocked magazine with eleven 5.56 mm caliber cartridges.

It is illegal to bring guns or cartridges into Mexico or to be in possession of them without a permit. Both remain imprisoned at the CERESO in the City of Cancun.

Last week, American Kristi “D” was charged with entering the country with a handgun after airport agents located it in her luggage. In December, American Ellijah “Q” was taken into custody from terminal three.

He was arrested at the Cancun International Airport after authorities located a 9 mm pistol inside his suitcase with a stocked magazine.