Israeli Traveler Found With Bullets Permitted To Leave Uzbekistan

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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.

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)