A Vietnamese passenger has been caught carrying along a slider stun gun disguised as a thumb drive before boarding his flight at an airport in the Mekong Delta.
The passenger, 22-year-old B.Q.D.K., was scheduled to board a Vietjet flight from Can Tho City to the central city of Da Nang on Friday morning.
At around 8:40 am that day, security officers at the airport scanning area found the stun gun, designed as a slider USB drive, inside K.’s cabin luggage.
As the passenger could not provide any document proving the origin of the device, airport security had to make a report of the case.
K. was denied boarding his flight and taken to the local police station.
The flyer told police officers that he had bought the stun gun online and was not aware that the object was not allowed on the aircraft.
Officers stated that the device has a rather high voltage and can cause people to faint.
According to Vietnamese law, one has to be permitted by competent authorities in order to own weapons and ‘support tools,’ such as a stun gun.
If the owner fails to present the permit, he will be arrested.
K. was not charged and only asked to sign a commitment not to repeat the violation, police officers confirmed on Monday.