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

An unidentified American has become the latest facing charges on the islands  Bullets were found during a 'routine security check' at a Turks and Caicos airport They join a growing list of US tourists facing weapons charges  

Another US tourist has been arrested after ammunition was found in their luggage at a Turks and Caicos airport.

The unidentified American was arrested Monday at the Howard Hamilton International Airport, with Turks and Caicos police saying the bullets were found 'during a routine security check.'

Details of the arrest and the tourist are unclear, and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police did not immediately respond to a request for more information when contacted by DailyMail.com.

The arrest brings the total number of US tourists facing weapons charges on the vacation hotspot to five, according to CBS, with several American fathers making headlines in recent weeks as they face up to 12 years behind bars.

Another US tourist has been arrested after ammunition was found in their luggage at a Turks and Caicos airport. It is the latest in a string of Americans facing the same charges on the islands, beginning with former baseball pro Bryan Hagerich (pictured) in February

Another US tourist has been arrested after ammunition was found in their luggage at a Turks and Caicos airport. It is the latest in a string of Americans facing the same charges on the islands, beginning with former baseball pro Bryan Hagerich (pictured) in February

Ryan Watson, 40, (pictured with his wife Valerie) made international headlines in April after he was arrested on the same charges

Ryan Watson, 40, (pictured with his wife Valerie) made international headlines in April after he was arrested on the same charges

Tyler Wenrich, 31, pictured with his wife Jeriann, is also facing 12 years in prison after two 9mm bullets were found in his luggage on April 20 as he departed a bachelor party cruise

Tyler Wenrich, 31, pictured with his wife Jeriann, is also facing 12 years in prison after two 9mm bullets were found in his luggage on April 20 as he departed a bachelor party cruise

US officials have faced calls to step in and help the fathers return home as their cases remain in limbo, with Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt sending a letter to Turks and Caicos leaders on behalf of Ryan Watson, 40.

Watson's arrest in April made international headlines as he and his wife Valerie were arrested while departing a 40th birthday vacation, as loose bullets were found in his luggage that were missed by American TSA.

Valerie's charges were dropped days later and she was allowed to return home to their two young children, but Ryan has been left on the islands awaiting trial.

Speaking to DailyMail.com in April weeks after his arrest, Ryan revealed that he and his wife faced a 'terrifying' interrogation as they were taken into custody.

'It was all pretty intimidating,' Ryan said, adding that he had no idea of a Turks and Caicos law mandating a 12-year sentence for weapons and ammunition possession, which he initially thought was simply an 'intimidation tactic.'

'They said "no, you're both going to be arrested", and at that point Valerie just broke down,' he said. 'She told them we had two young kids, but at that point we both just lost it.'

While the interrogation was a seemingly nightmarish moment for the couple, Ryan added that even local police they have spoken to said the charges seem to overstep.

'I've been told by some of the police officers, "Hey, we hate that you're in this, it doesn't really make sense to us either," he said, noting that officers in the past have reduced the charges to a fine, but this has not been offered yet.

'It's kinda hard to hear that from them,' Ryan added.

Watson, an avid hunter, said loose hunting bullets were found in his luggage as he and Valerie left their vacation, and has remained on the islands for almost a month

Watson, an avid hunter, said loose hunting bullets were found in his luggage as he and Valerie left their vacation, and has remained on the islands for almost a month

Bryan said the traumatic ordeal has had a profound impact on his two young children, Palmer, four, and Caroline, six, (pictured with his wife Ashley), who ask every day: 'When is daddy coming home?'

Bryan said the traumatic ordeal has had a profound impact on his two young children, Palmer, four, and Caroline, six, (pictured with his wife Ashley), who ask every day: 'When is daddy coming home?'

Tyler was arrested as he departed a bachelor party cruise (pictured aboard the vessel), and he was forced to spend days locked up in a squalid cell with only his shoes for pillows

Tyler was arrested as he departed a bachelor party cruise (pictured aboard the vessel), and he was forced to spend days locked up in a squalid cell with only his shoes for pillows

As he awaits his fate, Ryan has moved into an Airbnb with fellow father-of-two Bryan Hagerich, who was first arrested for the same crime in February.

Both men admit the bullets found in their luggage was theirs, but insist that the ammo was left in there by accident, and they never had any firearms alongside them.

Bryan told DailyMail.com that he and his wife Ashley, 41, have been anguished over his potential prison stretch, and he has already spent months out on bail unable to leave the islands.

The couple said the traumatic ordeal has had a profound impact on their two young children, Palmer, four, and Caroline, six, who ask every day: 'When is daddy coming home?'

Before Monday's arrest, the latest American to face charges was Virginia resident Tyler Wenrich, 31, who was arrested April 20 after two 9mm bullets were found in his bag as he departed a bachelor party cruise.

Tyler's stricken wife Jeriann, with whom he welcomed a baby just over a year ago, told DailyMail.com this month that she was left stunned by the sudden arrest.

'It's very scary, my husband just went on a short couple day vacation,' she said. 'I just broke down, I was just so afraid that he won't come home for a simple mistake.'

She revealed that he was forced to spend days locked up in a squalid prison cell with only his shoes for pillows.

Tyler's stricken wife Jeriann, with whom he welcomed a baby just over a year ago, told DailyMail.com this month that she was left stunned by the sudden arrest

Tyler's stricken wife Jeriann, with whom he welcomed a baby just over a year ago, told DailyMail.com this month that she was left stunned by the sudden arrest

Tyler was moved to HM Prison Grand Turk (pictured), where he spent over a week without any contact with his wife in 'horrible' conditions

Tyler was moved to HM Prison Grand Turk (pictured), where he spent over a week without any contact with his wife in 'horrible' conditions

Tyler, a paramedic, faced a terrifying ordeal as soon as he was arrested, as he was thrown in a squalid Turks and Caicos jail for two days while awaiting bail.

'The conditions were horrible,' Jeriann said. 'It was basically a cinder block room, he had three little windows, no screens, no AC, he didn't really have a bed... there was nothing in the cell at all really.'

'He said he had to use his shoes as pillows,' she added.

Tyler's bail was later set at $15,000 - $10,000 more than Ryan Watson's bail - and because it was a cash bond, the young father was moved to a prison and left in custody for 11 days in total as his loved ones worked to make bail.

All the men are left in limbo as they prepare for their court cases, with Bryan the most recent to come before a judge earlier this month.

His case is seen as a potential decided as to the cases of the others, but the judge ruled that his decision would wait until the end of the month of May.

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