Journalist Broke into a Mexican military base with Unregistered Weapons

Bill Montgomery

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican army says a journalist and two retired soldiers have been detained after entering a military base north of the capital under false pretenses.

Ciro Gómez Leyva said via Twitter on Thursday that the Army did nothing wrong and that reporter Humberto Padgett who works on his Radio Formula show was briefly detained and was expected to be released later in the day.

The army SEDENA put out a press release describing that two private security guards accompanying the reporter were carrying unregistered guns.

The army (SEDENA) says the journalist and two man lied to guards at the base in Santa Lucia by saying they needed medical treatment, and they were also going to an educational facility. SEDENA says they were found recording video and tried to flee.

The Santa Lucia Air Base will soon be converted into a civil airport and will become part of Mexico City’s airport system.

The Mexican government recently cancelled an airport at the Texcoco lake that was fueled with irregularities, corruption, environmental and human rights violations.
The reporter works for Radio Formula, the owner, Ciro Gómez Leyva, was a vocal defender of the canceled Texcoco Lake Airport.

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