American with live ammunition held at IGI airport
The police on Sunday arrested an American man for carrying live ammunition — close to two dozen rounds — without proper documentation at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.
According to police, Jeffrey Jinnin Worn was about to board a Turkish Airlines flight when he was arrested on Saturday night.
No fire arms were recovered from his possession.
“During the security check at the time of boarding, some suspicious items were found in Worn’s baggage. It was found that he was carrying 23 live cartridges. Later, he admitted that the cartridges belonged to him,” said a senior police officer.
According to police, Worn told them that he had brought the ammunition from the US, but was not carrying a valid licence for the same. ‘Hornady 45 Auto+P’ was found inscribed on the cartridges while examining them, police said No fire arms, however, were recovered from Worn, who was arrested and charged under section 25 of the Arms Act.
Similarly, on February 28, a 53-year-old priest had been arrested after 500 rounds of ammunition were discovered in his baggage at the domestic airport.
Sunil Bhim Rao Sardar, a resident of South Extension, Part II, was minutes away from boarding a domestic flight to Maharashtra before being intercepted and handed-over to the Delhi Police by the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) security.
He told the police that he had bought the ammunition — 500 cartridges of .22 bore — from Los Angeles during his trip to the US and wanted to gift these to a friend in Maharashtra.
Sardar preaches at a local church in the Capital and admitted to have bought 10 boxes of the ammunition, 50 rounds in each box, for $35 over the counter from the US.
During police questioning, he said that this he had done so once earlier too.