Saudi man with pressure cookers arrested at Detroit airport
The Hussain Al Khawahir, a Saudi Arabian national, was arrested recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after CBP agents found two pressure cookers in his luggage, and a page missing from his Saudi passport. Later, his nephew, Nasser Almarzooq, who is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Toledo in Ohio, said it was all a misunderstanding. He said he had asked his uncle to bring the pressure cookers with him because he liked to cook lamb in a pressure cooker, and that the pressure cooker he bought in the United States were just not good enough.
Al Khawahir first told the agents that he bought the pressure cooker for his nephew because pressure cookers were not sold in the United States. The federal agents said that Al Khawahir’s passport had a page missing, and that he could not explain why the page was torn from the passport.