Mexico weighs organized crime charges for ex-mayor
TIJUANA, Mexico – Mexican prosecutors say they are considering organized crime charges against a Tijuana gambling magnate who is accused of keeping 88 guns in his house.
The Attorney General's Office says it will hold former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon and 10 of his employees and associates for another two days while officials weigh the charges.
Hank Rhon was arrested Saturday. Soldiers say they found 40 rifles, 48 handguns, 9,298 bullets, 70 ammunition clips and a gas grenade at his home.
Hank Rhon says in a letter published Monday that the guns weren't his and he had never seen them before.