• US woman arrested over disposal of bullets at Tokyo airport – media

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    TOKYO: A woman from the United States was arrested Wednesday for allegedly tossing 100 live bullets into the garbage at an airport in Japan, local media reported. Public broadcaster NHK said the bullets for a .22 caliber pistol were found inside a trash bin at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Tuesday afternoon. The woman, who arrived from the US and was transiting at the airport to connect with another flight, was arrested by police for allegedly violating Japan’s firearms control law. The bullets were found in a bin by cleaning staff and police then analyzed security camera footage to find the woman, the report said. The woman, in her 60s, reportedly told police she decided to get rid of the bullets, which she had kept at her home in the US, after she noticed them in her bag. She arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday with her husband, according to the Asahi Shimbun. It is likely that the bullets were not caught at airport security in the US, the Asahi added.

    AFP

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