Coimbatore, November 19: Former DMK MP S R Jeyadurai was briefly detained at the airport here after five rounds of live bullets were found in his baggage while on his way to Chennai, police said Monday.
Jayadurai, detained for questioning Sunday night after officials found the bullets, said he was having arms licence and had carried the bullets by mistake, they said.
He showed a copy of the licence, but officials sought the original as per rules.
He left for Chennai Monday morning after producing the original licence, police said. Cyclone Gaja: DMK President MK Stalin Announces Rs 1 Crore for Relief Works.
According to rules, an air passenger can carry licenced revolver or pistol and ammunition in checked-in baggage after declaring them and producing valid licence.