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American citizen arrested at Narita Airport on suspicion of possessing live bullet

  • July 7, 2019
  • , Kyodo
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Nikkan Sports ran on Sunday a Kyodo report saying that on Saturday the Narita International Airport police arrested at the airport’s Terminal 1 an American citizen on suspicion of violating Japan’s Explosives Control Act because he was in possession of an object that was apparently a live bullet for a rifle. According to the article, the suspect has been maintaining his silence. According to the police, the suspect entered Japan through Narita on June 24 and planned to depart from the airport on Saturday afternoon. However, what appeared to be a live bullet was found in his shoulder bag at the security check point. The police will investigate whether the object is a live bullet and why it was not detected at the security check point when he arrived at Narita.

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