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American tourist arrested in Cozumel for illegal firearm

Cozumel, Q.R. — An American man has been arrested at the Cozumel International Airport after police found him entering the country with an illegal firearm.

According to Cozumel federal police information, the man, who has been identified as Anthony César N from Florida, was detained in the screening filters after airport personnel found a .9 mm caliber gun and 15 cartridges among his possessions.

He was arrested for not complying with regulations in having the proper documentation to prove legal possession and permits to bring a firearm into Mexico.

He was arrested and made available to the federal public prosecutor.