American Police Officer Questioned for Carrying Firearm on Flight

A California cop has been questioned after inadvertently carrying a handgun and six bullets on a flight transiting in Taiwan. The Santa Monica police officer discovered she had forgotten to unpack the gun before embarking on a trip to Bangkok.

After discovering her error, Nell Grant approached staff at the transit counter at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, and told them she had a handgun and six rounds of ammunition in her backpack. Airport police took her for interrogation, then handed her case over to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors office.

The American Institute in Taiwan helped Grant to find a lawyer to help her with her case. The maximum penalty for carrying an unauthorized weapon into Taiwan is 2 years prison.

Prosecutors placed an exit restriction on Grant, who will stay in Taiwan with her traveling companion until her case is heard.

Ruger handgun accidently carried on board a flight to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
A handgun that a police officer accidentally carried aboard a flight from California to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport.

Liberty Times Network

Taiwan English News is an independent publication with no corporate funding. If you found this article informative, and would like to support my work, please buy me a coffee or support me on Patreon. Subscribe to Taiwan English News for free to receive the latest news via email. Advertising queries are welcome. Share, like, comment below.

Comment and discuss this story: While all opinions are welcome, comments will not be approved if they contain inflammatory speech.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.