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Trouble continues for trucker jailed in Mexico

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The Oak Cliff truck driver trapped in a Mexican federal prison accused of trafficking ammunition for drug cartels is facing more trouble. The government has temporarily shut down the company he drove for.

Jabin Bogan was arrested at the beginning of May after he claims he attempted to make a u-turn that put him on the wrong side of the border between the United States and Mexico. When Mexican authorities saw the 268,000 rounds in his truck they arrested him.

"I just want my baby home, Shaun. It's been 54 days today," said Aletha Smith, his mother.

His family believes his troubles will be compounded now that the federal government has temporarily shut down the company he works for, Demco Trucking, for safety violations.

"My legal fees, because the trucking company were providing. They were providing for us right now. We're talking to our attorney now to find out where do we go from here," Smith said.

Tanya Davis is the mother of Bogan's son Jacoby. The 6-year-old is missing his father.

"Right now he just thinks that he is in Mexico. I know for a while Jacoby thought that his dad had left him because Jabin has never been gone this long at a time," Davis said.

Family members said Bogan's Mexican attorneys have brought the case before a judge who has the power to decide his fate. He could be release or sent to prison for up to 35 years if convicted of trafficking illegal ammunition.

The date has not yet been set for the ruling.

"I have faith in God that he'll be home. It's just that we have to be patient, you know," said Afrika Capers, his sister.

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