Pakistan arrests US citizen at airport for trying to board plane with ammunition
Published on Jul 18, 2014 4:14 PM
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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