Americans Arrested at Incheon Airport for Carrying Live Ammunition
The departure hall of Terminal 1 at Incheon International Airport was bustling with passengers on the morning of September 27th. However, amidst the chaos, two Americans found themselves in a predicament as they were apprehended by the airport police for attempting to leave the country with live ammunition.
Stringent Security Measures Uncover Violations
In a recent statement, the Incheon Airport Police Department confirmed that two American nationals, identified as Mr. A (in his 60s) and Mr. B (in his 40s), had been booked without detention under charges of violating the Act on the Safety Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc.
Investigations revealed that Mr. A, on the 23rd of last month around 3 pm, was found in possession of two live pistol cartridges in his bag at Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal 2. He was attempting to board a flight to Seattle, USA.
Similarly, Mr. B was caught with one live pistol cartridge in his carry-on luggage at Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal 2, on the 22nd of last month around 6 pm. He was about to board a plane to Tokyo, Japan.
Boldly taking action, the airport police confiscated the three live rounds and are currently investigating the specific circumstances surrounding these incidents.
Perpetrators Unaware of the Contraband
Regarding the incident, a police officer stated, “Both these individuals were apprehended during the immigration screening process, unaware that they were carrying live ammunition. They have claimed innocence in this matter.”
At present, Mr. A and Mr. B are in the process of leaving the country, as their cases continue to unfold. As airport security tightens, incidents like these serve as a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to regulations.
The departure hall of Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport is crowded with passengers on the morning of September 27./News 1
Two Americans who tried to leave the country with live ammunition were caught by the police one after the other.
The Incheon Airport Police Department announced on the 3rd that it had recently booked two American nationals, Mr. A in his 60s and Mr. B in his 40s, without detention, on charges of violating the Act on the Safety Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives , etc.
Mr. A is suspected of having two live pistol cartridges in his bag at Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal 2 around 3 pm on the 23rd of last month. It was discovered that he was trying to board a flight to Seattle, USA at the time.
Mr. B is suspected of having one live pistol cartridge in his carry-on luggage at Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal 2 around 6 pm on the 22nd of last month. He was caught with live ammunition in his possession while trying to board a plane to Tokyo, Japan.
The police seized three live rounds and are investigating the specific circumstances of the incident.
Mr. A and Mr. B is currently leaving the country.
A police officer said, “Both of these people were caught with live ammunition in their possession during the immigration screening process,” and “They made statements to the effect that they did not know they had live ammunition .”
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