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American woman arrested in Sydney with a gold gun in her luggage

An American woman has been arrested in Australia after a 24-carat gold-plated handgun was found in her bag. The Australian Border Force (ABF) said the unidentified woman arrived in Sydney from Los Angeles and that she did not have a permit to carry a firearm. She could face up to 10 years in prison. American woman arrested in Sydney with golden gun in luggage A photo released by ABF shows a woman’s luggage being scanned at an airport, revealing a gun inside.

In the second photo, the gun was visible as soon as the bag was opened. In a statement, an ABF official said that sophisticated detection technology had helped stop a dangerous weapon from entering the country. “Time and time again, we have seen just how good ABF officers are at targeting and stopping illegal, and highly dangerous, goods from crossing Australia`s border,” ABF Commander Justin Bathurst said. Officials said the 28-year-old woman was charged and appeared before the Downing Centre Local Court on Monday, where she received bail.

She could also face the cancellation of her visa and removal from Australia, pending the outcome of the court proceedings. US women arrested in Sydney with golden gun in luggage Airline passengers on domestic flights in the US can travel with firearms in a checked bag when they are unloaded and locked in a hard-sided case.

Travelers must also inform airline representatives at check-in that they intend to travel with weapons. But in 2022, a record number of firearms were seized from passengers at US airports. According to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), by mid-December, 6,301 weapons had been seized at checkpoints. By contrast, Australia has some of the most comprehensive gun laws in the world.

It was installed in Tasmania in 1996 after 35 people were killed by gunmen. After the attack, all automatic and semi-automatic weapons were banned and approximately 600,000 weapons were returned under compulsory government ransom schemes.

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