A Tanzanian couple has been detained for carrying a revolver and seven live cartridges at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport in Shamshabad here.

Shande Solam Mbege and his wife Monica from Tanzania were boarding a flight last night when security personnel found live bullets during the luggage scan, airport sources said today.

The bullets were found in the luggage of Ms. Monica. The duo arrived here on February four for treatment as Mr. Shande was suffering from paralysis. After treatment at a hospital here they were on their return journey, they said.

Though Mr. Shande has a license for his revolver, carrying bullets without proper permission in our country is an illegal act, sources added.

The couple was detained by the airport police.

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