As TSO Carmen Valverde operated an explosive detection system at Miami International Airport recently, three bags alarmed. Inside the bags, officers found evidence of tampering. Taped along the inside liner of each bag were thin-layered pouches filled with a white, powdery substance – five in all.
The TSA canine program is enhancing explosive detection capabilities at air cargo facilities across the country.
Islip, NY — At approximately 7:46 am, suspicious items were discovered by a transportation security officer in the carry-on bags of a male passenger destined for Southwest flight 384 to Las Vegas.
Out of an abundance of caution, the checkpoint was closed at 7:50 and local police were notified. The bomb squad responded and has removed the suspicious items from the checkpoint area.
Additionally, the passenger's checked bags were also removed from the aircraft and taken into possession of the bomb squad.