04 Jun '11, 11pm

Tijuana ex-mayor arrested over guns at home: Mexico - Straits Times

Tijuana ex-mayor arrested over guns at home: Mexico - Straits Times

Jorge Hank Rhon, who is also a businessman invested in the horse-racing industry and in gambling parlours, 'was arrested in a dawn raid,' according to the source who requested anonymity. -- PHOTO: AP TIJUANA (Mexico) - TIJUANA'S billionaire ex-mayor and prominent politician Jorge Hank Rhon was arrested on Saturday after a large cache of weapons was discovered at his home, a source in the Mexican army said. The controversial 55-year-old member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who is also a businessman invested in the horse-racing industry and in gambling parlours, 'was arrested in a dawn raid,' according to the source who requested anonymity. The source said the army conducted its raid in response to a citizen complaint, and that various weapons were discovered in Hank Rhon's home in Tijuana, the Mexican city across the US border from San Diego. Local press r...

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