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Swiss National Arrested at Phuket Airport with 9mm Bullets in his Baggage

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Andre Steinemann, 39, a Swiss national, is in police custody after two 9mm bullets and a Sig Sauer pistol magazine were found inside his travel bag when it was X-rayed at Phuket airport on Monday night. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)

Swiss national, Andre Steinemann, 39, in police custody after two 9mm bullets and a Sig Sauer pistol magazine were found inside his travel bag – (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)

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PHUKET – Swiss National Andre Steinemann,39, was detained after an airport X-ray scanner detected two live 9mm cartridges and a magazine for a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol in his travel bag as he boarded a flight back to Europe.

Pol Col Somchai Sanprasert, chief of Tha Chat Chai police station and Pol Col Supachok Yongstar, chief of Phuket immigration checkpoint, made the formal arrest after being advised of the incident around 7pm.

Mr Steinemann failed to produce a permit to carry the ammunition when asked. He was charged with possessing ammunition without permission.

Mr. Steinemann is being held at Tha Chat Chai police station for further legal action.

By Achadtaya Chuenniran

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