St. Jude CEO Arrested In India For Carrying Ammo

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Medical device maker St. Jude Medical says Chief Executive Daniel Starks was detained by airport police in India Wednesday after they found a single ammunition shell in his clothes.

The company said in a statement that the “shell was inadvertently left in an item of his clothing.” Starks is no longer in police custody, according to the company. He was not carrying a gun.

“Mr. Starks is respectful of the local process and has decided to remain in India until this misunderstanding is completely cleared up,” a company spokeswoman says.

The spokeswoman could not confirm where Starks was detained.

St. Paul, Minn.-based St. Jude is one of the largest medical device manufacturers in the world with $5.2 billion in sales last year. Starks has been CEO since 2004.

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