LAX checks failed to find handgun and 6 bullets: reports
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A police officer from Santa Monica, California, gave up a gun
and six bullets which she had brought along in a bag but only found during transit at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, reports said Friday.
Nell Grant, who arrived on a China Airlines flight from Los Angeles to transit to Bangkok Thursday, voluntarily handed over the items and showed a California police badge to confirm her identity.
She told the airport police that the weapons and ammunition were hers, but that she must have forgotten to remove them before leaving on her trip. It was not clear how the gun could have made past checks at Los Angeles Airport.
The officer could reportedly still face a maximum of two years in prison according to Taiwan laws. The Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office was questioning her, while the American Institute in Taiwan provided her with an attorney. [FULL STORY]