West Bengal: US citizens held for carrying arms

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Siliguri, Apr 15: Two American nationals, arrested at the Bagdogra airport near here yesterday for carrying arms and ammunition, were produced in court today. Police said Monica Kay Bond (59) and her daughter Heather Bond (38), both residents of Santa Barbara, California, were produced before Siliguri Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Amit Chakraborty.

Airport officials told UNI that the two women were carrying about 11 rounds of live ammunition of nine mm pistol in their baggage and were caught during the security check. Deccan Airlines Security Supervisor at the Bagdogra airport Rajkumar Rai lodged an FIR at the Naxalbari police station following which the duo were arrested.

Both the women were staying at Darjeeling since March 24, police said, adding that they were supposed to go to New Delhi yesterday.

UNI

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