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​Taiwanese caught carrying pistol grips, bullet casings at Tan Son Nhat Airport

​Taiwanese caught carrying pistol grips, bullet casings at Tan Son Nhat Airport

Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:22 GMT+7

A Taiwanese man has been arrested at a major airport in Ho Chi Minh City carrying parts of guns and bullet shells along with other military equipment.

The customs department at Tan Son Nhat International Airport confirmed on Sunday that they had apprehended a 31-year-old Taiwanese passenger as he was carrying out immigration procedures before his flight to Kaohsiung.

Customs officers and airport security units, in coordination with officers under the Ministry of Public Security, discovered a large haul of military equipment contained inside the foreign man’s luggage.

Officers confiscated 79 brand new pistol grips, two military transmitters, a gas mask, bullet and grenade shells, and some used military backpacks and uniforms.

The products are all banned from being exported and imported in Vietnam.

Initial statements revealed that the suspect had bought the military equipment from various sources in Vietnam.

The relevant authorities are continuing their investigation into the case. 

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