Why was NASCAR driver Kyle Busch arrested?
Kyle Busch has spoken out after being detained in Mexico after authorities found a handgun in his bag at an airport last month. Kyle Busch said he was detained at an airport in Mexico after a handgun was found in his bag
“I made a mistake by forgetting it was in my bag,”
He was a NASCAR driver, he has been shared a Twitter on Monday that, He and his wife, Samantha, were vacationing in Mexico when they were stopped as they were trying to get back to the United States.
“While leaving the country, my handgun was flagged during routine screening at the airport,” he wrote. “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.”
He told that after officers found the handgun, he was “detained while the situation was resolved.” He also said he didn’t know all the rules in Mexico and didn’t mean to bring handcuffs into the country.
“When it was discovered, I fully cooperated with the authorities, accepted the penalties, and returned to North Carolina,” he continued.
The Mexico Prosecutor General’s Office addressed the incident in a press release on Friday, February 3, saying that a man named Kyle Thomas was arrested on January 27.
Kyle has been arrested for the offense of “carrying a firearm without a license and possession of cartridges for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces.”
According to Mexican authorities, he was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison and fined more than 20,000 pesos (equivalent to about $1,100).
Kyle’s decision comes a day after he finished third in the Busch Light clash at the Coliseum on Sunday, according to Fox News.