Former Components One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone Arrested in Brazil for Illegally Carrying a Gun
Former Components One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was arrested in Brazil late on Wednesday for illegally carrying a gun whereas boarding a personal airplane to Switzerland, native police mentioned on Thursday.
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The Brazilian police discovered an undocumented LW Seecamp .32 gun in Ecclestone’s baggage throughout an X-ray screening, police mentioned in an announcement, including that he was then arrested and brought to a facility at Viracopos airport in Campinas.
Ecclestone acknowledged proudly owning the gun, however mentioned he was unaware it was in his baggage on the time, police mentioned. The Briton paid bail and was freed to journey to Switzerland.
Ecclestone, 91, is married to Brazilian-born Fabiana Ecclestone, an FIA vice-president and member of the World Motor Sport Council.
They attended a number of occasions within the South American nation in Could, together with a neighborhood Inventory Automobile race within the countryside close to Sao Paulo and a gathering with triple world champion Nelson Piquet in Brasilia.