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Katunayake Airport police seized 10, 9mm type live bullets and ammunition from an American national who was leaving the country via the Katunayake Airport after his visit to Sri Lanka on December 28.

Pritchett Germain Adrian is a 38-year-old American taxi driver. He had arrived for a visit to Sri Lanka on December 7. When he arrived at the Katunayake airport to return to his country after completing his trip, airport security officers found this stock of live bullets and ammunition while checking his luggage on the scanner.

Katunayake Airport Police officers arrested the American national at around 6.15 pm. He had come with his Japanese girlfriend to attend the wedding ceremony of her friend held in Malabe.

This American citizen is a licencee with legal permission to use firearms in his country. He uses a Glock (Glock 43 X) type pistol made in Austria, and the extra bullets and ammunition used for it has been put in his travel bag by mistake and when he came to Sri Lanka. Katunayake police officers have checked online about this firearm and the licence given by the country to use it as well as this wedding ceremony which was mentioned. Negombo SP Eric Perera, who is leading the investigation, said that such a firearm is not used in Sri Lanka. At the time of this arrest, this American was accompanied by his Japanese girlfriend, and she was released to leave for America. He was produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

 

 

Friday, December 30, 2022 – 01:36











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