- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Police in Jamaica say a U.S. tourist has been charged with illegal possession of ammunition after customs officials at an island airport allegedly found a bullet in her handbag.

A Monday police statement says the American woman was about to board a flight when she was stopped by security at Sangster International Airport in the northern tourist town of Montego Bay.

Police took her into custody and charged her with a breach of the island’s firearms act after authorities say they found a 9-mm bullet in her bag.

Authorities did not immediately disclose her identity or where she is from. Before her arrest, she was about to board a flight destined for Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


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