TSA Inspectors (left) Steven Calabro and Phil Eastberg work with their canine partners, Drotoy and Shanka, respectively, during the first Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) operation held at Sanford (Fla.) International Airport on June 17. Other participating agencies included the Sanford Airport Police Department, Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Air Marshal Service.
It was business as usual at Newark Liberty (N.J.) International Airport on May 8 when a male passenger checked his nine bags. But the quiet did not last long.
Two of the bags contained replica improvised explosive devices, accompanied by inert blasting caps.
"Finding these items demonstrates exactly why TSA is in the airport screening bags and passengers," said Newark FSD Barbara Powell.