An American national was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on charges of possession of live cartridges.
Jeffrey Jinnin Worn was on his way to board a Turkish Airlines flight around 6 am on Saturday when security officials noticed some suspicious items in his baggage.
Twenty-three live cartridges were recovered from Worns baggage after it was opened in front of him,police said.
Worn reportedly told police that he had brought the bullets from the US. Investigating officials said he had not declared the cartridges and did not have valid documents for them.
The cartridges were inside his bag. Hornady 45 Auto+P was etched on the bullets. He claims to have brought the cartridges from the US. A case under Section 25 of Arms Act has been registered, said a police officer.
During questioning Worn told police that he is a businessman dealing in dry fruits. He also said he did not know about the laws of the country. He had come to the Capital on May 1 on a multiple tourist visa,valid till 2018. Worn was produced in a city court,which sent him to 14 days judicial custody. At the court,Worn claimed that he had a copy of the licence in the US.
The cartridges,which were 3.1 centimetres long,have been sent to the FSL for examination.