Two notes to this viewer who wrote two of my colleagues and copied me:
1. It is not against the law to rent a hotel room. Sgt T told me that he rented the room and later left…didn’t like the room, didn’t want to be in Tijuana.
2. This is VERY IMPORTANT: Bill, you write about being suspicious of gun smuggling. NOTE THAT THE MEXICAN AUTHORITIES WERE NOT — they did not charge him with smuggling but with simple possession. That shows what they thought based on what they observed. As an aside, you would be a pretty dumb smuggler to smuggle guns that you bought lawfully in the USA with your name on all the papers / receipt.
Dear Mr Scott and Ms Lee,
US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi rented a room at the Hotel Nelson in Tijuana on 31 March. That’s the same day he was arrested.
I wonder how he’s gonna splain that. One could reasonably suspect that he was smuggling firearms into Mexico (e.g. Fast and Furious). See :
Photo of Tahmooressi’s hotel room receipt : CLICK HERE
Full report : CLICK HERE