Now FIFTH tourist from US is arrested at Turks and Caicos airport after ammo is found in their luggage

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Another US tourer has been arrested aft ammunition was recovered successful their luggage astatine a Turks and Caicos airport. 

The unidentified American was arrested Monday astatine nan Howard Hamilton International Airport, pinch Turks and Caicos constabulary saying nan bullets were recovered 'during a regular information check.' 

This is nan latest successful a spate of bizarre arrests made connected nan land aft a US national carried ammo successful their luggage. None of nan men aliases nan cases are related - but nan unnerving number has shone a ray connected Turks and Caicos' strict laws.  

Details of nan caller apprehension and nan tourer are unclear, and nan Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police did not instantly respond to a petition for much accusation erstwhile contacted by DailyMail.com.

The apprehension brings nan full number of US visitors facing weapons charges connected nan picnic hotspot to five, according to CBS, pinch respective American fathers making headlines successful caller weeks arsenic they look up to 12 years down bars. 

Another US tourer has been arrested aft ammunition was recovered successful their luggage astatine a Turks and Caicos airport. It is nan latest successful a drawstring of Americans facing nan aforesaid charges connected nan islands, opening pinch erstwhile shot pro Bryan Hagerich (pictured) successful February 

Ryan Watson, 40, (pictured pinch his woman Valerie) made world headlines successful April aft he was arrested connected nan aforesaid charges 

Tyler Wenrich, 31, pictured pinch his woman Jeriann, is besides facing 12 years successful situation aft 2 9mm bullets were recovered successful his luggage connected April 20 arsenic he departed a bachelor statement cruise

US officials person faced calls to measurement successful and thief nan fathers return location arsenic their cases stay successful limbo, pinch Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt sending a missive to Turks and Caicos leaders connected behalf of Ryan Watson, 40.

Watson's apprehension successful April made world headlines arsenic he and his woman Valerie were arrested while departing a 40th day vacation, arsenic loose bullets were recovered successful his luggage that were missed by American TSA. 

Valerie's charges were dropped days later and she was allowed to return location to their 2 young children, but Ryan has been near connected nan islands awaiting trial. 

Speaking to DailyMail.com successful April weeks aft his arrest, Ryan revealed that he and his woman faced a 'terrifying' interrogation arsenic they were taken into custody. 

'It was each beautiful intimidating,' Ryan said, adding that he had nary thought of a Turks and Caicos rule mandating a 12-year condemnation for weapons and ammunition possession, which he initially thought was simply an 'intimidation tactic.'

'They said "no, you're some going to beryllium arrested", and astatine that constituent Valerie conscionable collapsed down,' he said. 'She told them we had 2 young kids, but astatine that constituent we some conscionable mislaid it.' 

While nan interrogation was a seemingly nightmarish infinitesimal for nan couple, Ryan added that moreover section constabulary they person spoken to said nan charges look to overstep.

'I've been told by immoderate of nan constabulary officers, "Hey, we dislike that you're successful this, it doesn't really make consciousness to america either," he said, noting that officers successful nan past person reduced nan charges to a fine, but this has not been offered yet.

'It's kinda difficult to perceive that from them,' Ryan added. 

Watson, an avid hunter, said loose hunting bullets were recovered successful his luggage arsenic he and Valerie near their vacation, and has remained connected nan islands for almost a month 

Bryan said nan traumatic ordeal has had a profound effect connected his 2 young children, Palmer, four, and Caroline, six, (pictured pinch his woman Ashley), who inquire each day: 'When is daddy coming home?'

Tyler was arrested arsenic he departed a bachelor statement cruise (pictured aboard nan vessel), and he was forced to walk days locked up successful a squalid compartment pinch only his shoes for pillows 

As he awaits his fate, Ryan has moved into an Airbnb pinch chap father-of-two Bryan Hagerich, who was first arrested for nan aforesaid crime successful February. 

Both men admit nan bullets recovered successful their luggage was theirs, but insist that nan ammo was near successful location by accident, and they ne'er had immoderate firearms alongside them. 

Bryan told DailyMail.com that he and his woman Ashley, 41, person been anguished complete his imaginable situation stretch, and he has already spent months retired connected bail incapable to time off nan islands. 

The mates said nan traumatic ordeal has had a profound effect connected their 2 young children, Palmer, four, and Caroline, six, who inquire each day: 'When is daddy coming home?' 

Before Monday's arrest, nan latest American to look charges was Virginia resident Tyler Wenrich, 31, who was arrested April 20 aft 2 9mm bullets were recovered successful his container arsenic he departed a bachelor statement cruise. 

Tyler's stricken woman Jeriann, pinch whom he welcomed a babe conscionable complete a twelvemonth ago, told DailyMail.com this period that she was near stunned by nan abrupt arrest. 

'It's very scary, my hubby conscionable went connected a short mates time vacation,' she said. 'I conscionable collapsed down, I was conscionable truthful acrophobic that he won't travel location for a elemental mistake.' 

She revealed that he was forced to walk days locked up successful a squalid situation compartment pinch only his shoes for pillows. 

Tyler's stricken woman Jeriann, pinch whom he welcomed a babe conscionable complete a twelvemonth ago, told DailyMail.com this period that she was near stunned by nan abrupt arrest

Tyler was moved to HM Prison Grand Turk (pictured), wherever he spent complete a week without immoderate interaction pinch his woman successful 'horrible' conditions 

Tyler, a paramedic, faced a terrifying ordeal arsenic soon arsenic he was arrested, arsenic he was thrown successful a squalid Turks and Caicos jailhouse for 2 days while awaiting bail.

'The conditions were horrible,' Jeriann said. 'It was fundamentally a cinder artifact room, he had 3 small windows, nary screens, nary AC, he didn't really person a bed... location was thing successful nan compartment astatine each really.'

'He said he had to usage his shoes arsenic pillows,' she added.

Tyler's bail was later group astatine $15,000 - $10,000 much than Ryan Watson's bail - and because it was a rate bond, nan young begetter was moved to a situation and near successful custody for 11 days successful full arsenic his loved ones worked to make bail. 

All nan men are near successful limbo arsenic they hole for their tribunal cases, pinch Bryan nan astir caller to travel earlier a judge earlier this month. 

His lawsuit is seen arsenic a imaginable decided arsenic to nan cases of nan others, but nan judge ruled that his determination would hold until nan extremity of nan period of May.  


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