Clemente Sanchez Meraz had a weapon used exclusively by the armed forces without permission.
The Secretary General of Government, Candido Rojas Ochoa said the weapon, caliber nine millimeters, was secured in a position of control implemented by the military elements in the municipality of Escobedo Tanquian in the Huasteca region of the state.
He said the gun was found to conduct a review to a white Suburban truck without license plates, in which Mayor Sanchez traveled Meraz.
The mayor was made available to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) to initiate inquiries.
The state official said that there is a clear protocol in the law to use weapons and this should be respected, and stressed that security posts installed in the state are working.