Austrian visitor arrested at airport after Guns, Knives, Binoculars were found in his luggage

An Austrian visitor recently tried to enter the island with a variety of illegal weapons and what could possibly have been one piece of spy equipment.

According to a report by the Observer, the man was arrested and charged Friday after a firearm, ammunition and several illegal weapons were found in his suitcase at the Sangster International Airport.

He is 47-year-old Thomas Roessler, business consultant of Vicnno, Austria.

Reports from the Sangster International Airport Police are that Rossler arrived in the island on Wednesday, October 29, but was unable to locate one of his suitcases, which he reported missing to airport officials.

His suitcase was later found by an airline agent and a routine search was carried out by the Custom Enforcement Team which lead to the seizure of one .45 US Army model pistol (no firing pin), an empty magazine, one round of HP80 calibre catridge,  four knives including two daggers, one small handsaw and a pair of binoculars.

Roessler was arrested and charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and is to appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, November 5.

man enter Jamaica with guns binoculars
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He could have been coming to get parrot eggs – highly valued in the international illegal wildlife trade – and intended to trade the weapons with local poachers as part of the deal.

Wendy Ann Lee
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He could have been coming to get parrot eggs – highly valued in the international illegal wildlife trade – and intended to trade the weapons with local poachers as part of the deal.