Maldivian arrested with revolver in Sri Lanka

13 Nov 2023 | 09:24
Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)-- Photo: Daily News

A Maldivian has been arrested with revolver at BIA departure lounge, Sri Lanka.

A Maldivian national in possession of a revolver has been taken into custody at the departure lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake , police said.

The 58-year-old passenger was arrested after a firearm similar to a revolver was discovered inside his luggage while it was being scanned. 

Katunayake Airport Police are conducting further investigations.  However there is no official statement from foreign ministry of Maldives regarding to this matter.