9 June 2022: Sydney, Australia

An American, who was arrested with a loaded firearm in his luggage at Sydney International Airport earlier this year was sentenced in Central Local Court. AFP officers were called to a security screening area of the airport in March after a worker monitoring an x-ray machine detected a suspected firearm in the 47-year-old man’s carry-on baggage. Police inspected the bag and found a loaded Ruger pistol, which they seized. The man was stopped from boarding a flight to the United States and charged with possessing an unauthorized pistol and carrying weapons through a screening point He plead guilty to both charges was convicted and sentenced on the first charge to a 12-month community corrections order.