Turkish national arrested with gun parts

A Turkish national was arrested at the airport last week after parts of a gun were found in his luggage, reports newspaper Haveeru.

According to the local daily, the man was a crew member of a Turkish oil tanker and was among nine crew members attempting to leave via Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA).

While the Criminal Court has since extended the suspect’s remand detention to ten days, the rest of the crew were reportedly allowed to leave.

Following the arrest, the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) reportedly searched the oil tanker although the MNDF spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.