x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Man cleared of smuggling magazine cartridge into UAE

The man blamed his shipping company for transporting everything during his move, including empty cartridge.

ABU DHABI // A man accused of shipping magazine cartridge to the UAE from the United States has today been cleared at the state security court.

J said he had ordered a company to ship his belongings and furniture from the US when he moved to the UAE.

"I used to be in the military and it was just there between my things, it was empty," he said. "The company shipped everything they found."

J was called in for questioning after the magazine - a bullet storage and feeding device found on firearms - was found, though after explaining the situation to the court last week, he was cleared of any wrongdoing.