Passenger tries to carry gun on board the aircraft in Almaty

In Almaty, Kazakhstan, a 19-year-old passenger tried to carry an air pistol on board an aircraft, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

“Today, the staff of the Aviation Security Department of the Almaty International Airport repeatedly prevented an attempt to transport a prohibited item on board an aircraft: an IZH-79 air pistol based on a Makarov 4.5 cm caliber pistol was found in the baggage of the 19-year-old passenger as he was flying to Astana”, the airport official page on Facebook stated.

The gun was seized from the passenger, he himself was handed over to police officers. Earlier, the airport described attempts to carry prohibited items or substances of unknown composition on board the aircraft.

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