Turkish citizen arrested with gun parts released

A Turkish national arrested earlier this month for being in possession of gun parts has been released after police decided that the parts could not have formed a working weapon.

Local media also reported that the Prosecutor General’s Office had decided the individual could not be prosecuted. Haveeru believes the man was released upon expiry of his detention period last Sunday (July 13th).

The arrest was made at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport after parts of a gun were found in his luggage.

According to local media, the man was a crew member of a Turkish oil tanker and was among nine crew members attempting to leave via INIA.