Authorities in Mexico detained NASCAR driver Kyle Busch last month after discovering a weapon in his bag at an airport. In a statement, the prosecution said that they had ‘obtained a conviction in the case of three years six months in prison and a fine of 200 units of measurement and update equivalent to the amount of Twenty Thousand and Seven Hundred Forty Eight Pesos.’
Busch, however, has returned to America and stated that he believes the case has been resolved; therefore, it appears he may be able to avoid serving three years in a Mexican hellhole prison. However, at this time, that is unclear.
Busch stated,“I was not aware of Mexican law and had no intention of bringing a handgun into Mexico. When it was discovered, I fully cooperated with the authorities, accepted the penalties, and returned to North Carolina.I have a valid concealed carry permit from my local authority and adhere to all handgun laws, but I made a mistake by forgetting it was in my bag. I apologize for my mistake and appreciate the respect shown by all parties as we resolved the matter.”
NASCAR champ Kyle Busch vacationed with wife Samantha in Mexico last month, brought a handgun with him, was detained at the airport and the Mexican authorities want justice.— OutKick (@Outkick) February 6, 2023
Quintana Roo’s prosecutors announced in a statement:
“The Public Ministry of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) in Quintana Roo, obtained a conviction of three years six months in prison and a fine of 200 units of measurement and update equivalent to the amount of 20 thousand 748 pesos, against a person of foreign nationality
“The sentenced today, Kyle Thomas “B”, was credited with full responsibility in the commission of the crime of carrying a firearm without a license and possession of cartridges for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces. According to the investigation folder, the arrest took place on January 27 of this year, when the man sentenced today was detained by elements of the Quintana Roo National Guard, derived from the direct signaling of private security personnel from the Airport.”
Cancun International, who are tasked with guarding the platform of the FBO terminal for private flights, was also mentioned in the statement. A caliber pistol-type handgun was discovered within the detainee’s luggage as it was being processed through the RX of the platform. The detainee, who is originally from the State of Nevada, wanted to fly to the United States of America. 380 equipped with a magazine that holds six practical hollow point bullets.
“Due to the foregoing, the Agent of the Federal Public Ministry presented it before the Control Judge, on January 29 of this year, who described the detention as legal, linked to the process and through an abbreviated procedure issued a sentence.”