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Tampa BDO Team ‘SPOTs’ Man Alleged to Have Illegal Drugs

Monday, April 27, 2009

TSA Weekly

Hundreds of pills were found in a passenger’s carry-on bag on April 17 after he aroused the suspicion of a BDO team employing Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) at Tampa International Airport.

After undergoing a whole body image check, Jeremy Haruvi was escorted to a property search table where 22 different prescription drugs were found. Tampa Airport Police charged Haruvi with 22 counts of illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of a forged prescription. He was being held in jail with bail set at $3,875,000.

Tina Edison, Tuesday Brouillete and Steven Suttle were on the BDO team. Tampa FSD Gary Milano said the case was a “great example” of BDOs, TSOs and Airport Police working together to protect passengers.

Photo of drugs found in passenger's carry-on bag. Photo by Carol King