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US passenger detained in China for carrying chemicals on board

world Updated: Sep 10, 2012 16:55 IST

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An United States (US) citizen has been detained for carrying and concealing hazardous materials while trying to board a flight from Beijing to Munich, China's aviation authority said today.

A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said the American suspect was intercepted at the Beijing Capital International Airport on September 5 when he was trying to board an Air China flight.

Police found that the man was carrying a bottle of liquid containing trans-methyl crotonate, which is prohibited aboard flights in China, state run Xinhua news agency reported.

The suspect, whose identity CAAC refused to disclose, has violated the law and is subjected to a penalty of 10-day administrative detention, the spokesman said.

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