Villahermosa, Tabasco — Two American men have been arrested by the Mexican army after they were found transporting heavy-gauge weapons in their vehicle.
According to police, the two men were traveling aboard a Texas-plated Acura SUV when they were inspected at the Sueño de Oro checkpoint in the state of Tabasco. The incident occurred at 7:00 a.m. when the men were summoned to pull over for inspection but refused.
They drove on for several kilometers before being stopped. Military personnel inspected their vehicle and found three AR-15 submachine guns and one 40-millimeter squad revolver.
Identified only as Miguel ‘N’ and Jeremy ‘N, they said they were originally from the United States.
Police say that the two arrested men are likely part of a band of armed traffickers in the Mexican southeast who transport firearms from Guatemala to the interior of the country. Police seized the firearms. Both men have been sent before the Prosecutor of the Public Ministry.