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Live Ammo Carried Onto Perth Flight

A Perth Airport security officer has been stood down after a business class passenger carried 21 rounds of live ammunition on board a flight bound for Mauritius.

The man, who was arrested on landing, bought the ammunition in Perth, but one bullet was found on the cabin floor about three hours into the flight, The West Australian reported on Wednesday.

"Perth Airport responded immediately to a report that a passenger boarded Air Mauritius flight MK441 with ammunition by launching an urgent investigation of this matter and directing that a security officer undertaking screening duties at the time be stood down," an airport spokeswoman said.

AAP

Picture: Mauritius Revenue Authority

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