Jorge Hank Rhon Released and Then Detained

Former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon, who was arrested last June 4 on charges of possession of illegal weapons, was ordered released from prison early this morning by a federal judge. The judge ruled there was lack of evidence to hold Hank, presumably as she has disallowed the evidence of the search of his home where 88 weapons were found.

However, Hank never made it out of the jailhouse door. The Baja California Attorney General immediately detained Hank for investigation of murder. Two of the weapons found at his home were linked to the murder of two men in Tijuana. Hank is currently at the offices of the Attorney General in Playas de Tijuana. Hours before Hank’s release by the federal judge, Fulano predicted he would be immediately rearrested.

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UPDATE AT 9:25am
It is now being reported that the state Attorney General has charged Jorge Hank Rhon with murder and he is being arraigned.


UPDATE AT 12:15pm
Jorge Hank Rhon was arraigned for a period of 40 days under state of Baja California charges of possessing weapons linked to two murders. The other eight persons who were arrested with him were released.

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