Airline major SpiceJet on Thursday found 22 live cartridges of .22 caliber from the baggage of one of its passengers bound for Bengaluru. The airline staff found the cartridges at Pune airport. The passenger was to take SpiceJet flight number SG-519. He was not able to produce any valid document and has been handed over to police for further action.
At about 4:45 am today, SpiceJet Staff detected 22 live rounds of .22 caliber from baggage of a passenger bound for Banglore by SpiceJet flight No. SG-519 at Pune airport. He couldn't produce any valid document & has been handed over to Police by airline for further legal action pic.twitter.com/P1sv9PE0KQ
— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2019
Speaking to ANI, a SpiceJet spokesperson said the cartridges were found by its security staff during baggage screening. He was questioned by both SpiceJet staff and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel.
SpiceJet spokesperson: SpiceJet security staff during baggage screening found a passenger carrying 22 live cartridges at Pune airport. He was questioned by SpiceJet staff & CISF was immediately informed. Passenger was handed over to CISF & was then taken to local police station. https://t.co/hHwGouaGm3 — ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2019
The flight finally landed at Bengaluru at 8.15 am on Thursday. A Dubai-bound Spicejet flight also returned to Pune on Thursday due to a "technical glitch".
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Updated Date: Jan 10, 2019 13:15:50 IST