New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) A Canadian national travelling to China was today held at the Delhi airport for allegedly carrying six live bullets in his hand baggage.
Officials said the incident was reported late last night when a CISF official detected the bullets during x-ray scanning of the baggage.
Six .32 calibre bullets were found from the hand baggage of the passenger, identified as M S Bassi, who was travelling to Shanghai, they said.
“Bassi could not produce a valid license or required documents for carrying the ammunition and he was later handed over to police,” a senior officer said.
In a similar incident reported yesterday, a man was arrested for allegedly carrying a country-made pistol and ten live rounds when he entered the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) to travel to Sharjah.
The man, identified as S Faisal, could not produce valid documents for possessing the arms and ammunition and hence was handed over by the CISF to the police which arrested him.
Carrying of firearms and ammunition inside aircraft is a criminal offence under the law.
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