RAWALPINDI - The Airport Security Forces (ASF) recovered bullets of 9-mm pistol from the luggage of US Army’s Lieutenant Colonel at Benazir Bhutto Islamabad International Airport (BBIIAP) and detained him for some time, an official said here on Friday.
The ASF seized the bullets and let the detainee colonel fly to USA, sources added.“The passenger has been identified as Willie James Jackson, Lt Col in US Army,” said the official. Although his baggage had been scanned and cleared by customs officials, manual checks by Airport Security Force personnel yielded eight live bullets of 9mm pistol in one of the bags,” he added.
US Army Lt Col Willie James Jackson was booked onto flight KU-206 from Islamabad to USA at 3:00pm, but was detained before he boarded the aircraft, the official said, adding bullets were seized by the authorities while the passenger was allowed to fly to USA. No ASF officer was available for comments despite several attempts made by this scribe.