Immigration authorities arrest U.S. man for transporting hazardous material in L.A.
Los Angeles, United States (4E) – The authorities at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport have arrested an American citizen of Chinese descent from a plane from Japan for transporting hazardous materials.
Yongda Huang Harris, 28, was wearing flame-retardant pants and bulletproof vest under his coat, and was carrying a small arsenal of weapons at the time of arrest, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement.
The ICE added that a “pyrotechnic smoke grenade”, knives, a gas mask, biohazard suits, hatchet, and body bags were also discovered from his luggage.
Agents also found a collapsible baton, a full-face respirator, three leather-coated billy clubs, leg irons, Homeland Security Investigations’ officers said in a document.
The document also charged Harry with intentionally transporting a smoke grenade in his flight from Japanese city Kansai via Korean city of Inchon. “When ignited with sufficient airspace surrounding it, the smoke grenade would cover an approximately 40,000 cubic foot area with smoke, sufficient to fill the cabin of a commercial airplane,” said the affidavit.