Two rounds in bag lead to arrest of U.S. airman

Tomigusuku Police arrested Monday a U.S. Air Force technical sergeant stationed at Cannon AFB in U.S.A, on suspicion of violating the Japanese Swords and Firearms Control Law.

According to police, Naha Airport security found two rounds of live ammo in the bag of TSgt Cheampong Seng-Chang as he was passing through the Naha Airport domestic terminal security baggage check. A safety inspector found the rounds and called police.

When questioned, Seng-Chang has reportedly denied part of his charge, stating, “The rounds are mine, but I do not know how they got into my bag.”

A Marine was found with thirteen rounds of ammo in his bag at Naha Airport on Mar. 30, and another Marine was stopped on Apr. 1sr with three rounds. Both were arrested on charges of violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law.