Kuwaiti arrested with air rifle at BIA



A Kuwaiti national who tried to return to Kuwait with an air rifle hidden in luggage was arrested by the security personnel at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake.

The suspect was scheduled to return to Kuwait on Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL229.

The airport security officers managed to find the air rifle hidden in his luggage during the scan, and the suspect and the air rifle were handed over to the airport police station.

Investigations revealed that he had bought the air rifle from a shop in Kandy, and the police are conducting investigations to figure out for what purpose he tried to take it to Kuwait.


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