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Pakistan arrests US citizen at airport for trying to board plane with ammunition

Published on Jul 18, 2014 4:14 PM
 
Pakistani Rangers stand guard at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on June 23, 2014. A United States citizen was arrested at Islamabad airport on Friday, July 18, 2014 for attempting to board a plane carrying ammunition, Pakistan officials said, in the second such case since May. -- PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - A United States citizen was arrested at Islamabad airport on Friday for attempting to board a plane carrying ammunition, Pakistan officials said, in the second such case since May.

The man, who was identified by police and airport security as a US security trainer, was passing through security checks at Benazir Bhutto International Airport when he was caught with 15 rounds for a 9mm handgun.

Mr Muhammad Fayaz, a police officer deputed at the airport, said: "The Airport Security Force (ASF) has handed over to us a US national after recovering a magazine and 15 bullets from him.

"The bullets and magazine were discovered through a scanning machine."

 
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