Tourist with bullet in bag gets absolute discharge

An American man found himself before the Summary Court on 16 Jan., after airport security found a bullet in his bag.

The 44-year-old tourist pleaded guilty to a single charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm, namely ammunition. Magistrate Valdis Foldats gave him an absolute discharge and no conviction was recorded against him.

The .17 calibre bullet in his luggage was found when his bag was X-rayed during a security screening at the Owen Roberts International Airport.

The tourist, represented by John Furniss, was ordered to pay $1,000 to cover court costs.
He has since left Cayman.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I have lost count of the number of times that I have read of cases the same as this. Every time the US tourist must have gone through US security checks on the way here. Why was the bullet not detected then? It appears that Cayman is more efficient than the mighty US. Well done!!