Israeli Traveler Found With Bullets Permitted To Leave Uzbekistan

(Monday, March 20th, 2017 06:00 PM)

Israel Foreign Ministry officials are pleased upon hearing of the release of a citizen who was detained in the Uzbekistan Airport twelve days ago on his way from Israel via Tashkent-Thailand after 13 bullets were found in his bag. His passport was confiscated and he was not permitted to continue traveling but he was not jailed.

Foreign Ministry officials received a report of the incident and began probing to gain additional details and then towards his release.

The Israeli, a demobilized soldier, was expected to land in Israel on Monday morning 22 Adar 5777.

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Foreign Ministry officials once again warn Israeli to check luggage for bullets, which may be present from reserve duty. They warn a traveler must check to make certain no prohibited items are present in one’s bags to avoid unpleasant situations or worse, including at times, heavy fines.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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