Bernie Ecclestone arrested for carrying an illegal gun

Bernie Ecclestone It was arrested Wednesday night at Brazil, according to the Daily Mail, when he was trying to board a private plane bound for Switzerland. The reason for his arrest, according to the newspaper, was that the Brazilian police found undocumented LW Seecamp .32 pistol in former Formula 1 boss’s luggage during an x-ray check.

According to the Brazilian police, Ecclestone admitted being the owner of the weapon and not having it legalized, but claimed to be unaware that it was in his suitcase. After the arrest, the tycoon paid the corresponding bail (1,159 euros) and was released, being able to undertake the planned trip. He further explained that he purchased the gun from an F1 mechanic five years ago and kept it at his estate in Sao Paulo.

The weapon seized from the businessman is small and fits in the palm of the hand with a weight of 500 grams. Despite its small size, it has a capacity of 6+1 bullets.

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