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Singapore Seizes Gun at Airport

May 31, 2002

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SINGAPORE (AP) _ Security officials at Singapore’s international airport seized a submachine gun and five clips of ammunition from a bodyguard traveling with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s son, police said Friday.

The seizure took place during routine security checks as Abousbeiha Hussein Azzaydi prepared to board a flight to Bangkok last Saturday, police said in a news release.

A pistol, revolver and a knife also were taken from Azzaydi, a bodyguard for Gadhafi’s son, Saadi M. Gadhafi, 28, the news release said.

Gadhafi and his bodyguards were among a party of at least 15 Libyans were on their way to Seoul to watch the World Cup Finals, Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper said.

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