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Members of Congress call on Mexico to free jailed Marine veteran
Members of Congress call on Mexico to free jailed Marine veteran

SAN DIEGO -- A bipartisan group of 21 members of Congress has appealed to the Mexican government to free a Marine veteran of Afghanistan who is being held on weapons charges in a prison in Tijuana. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, now in the Marine reserves, has been held in the La Mesa prison since April 1 after he was charged with being an arms trafficker. Tahmooressi insists that he mistakenly drove across the border at San Ysidro in a truck stuffed with all of his possessions, including a handgun, rifle and shotgun. Led by Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) and Juan Vargas (D-San Diego), the 21 members of Congress sent a letter to the Mexican government through its embassy in...

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