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Blog Posts for 2014

  • July 03, 2014 | 43 (# of comments)
    M-1000 fireworks discovered in carry-on bag at MDW.Due to the Fourth of July holiday, this report is being posted on Thursday vs. Friday and only reflects the last six days (6/27 - 7/2).Samurai sword discovered in a carry on bag at BOS.Loaded...
  • June 27, 2014 | 44 (# of comments)
    Credit Card Knife (BUF)Credit Card Knives - There has been a growing trend in the number of credit-card knives discovered at checkpoints. Including this week, 186 credit card knives have been discovered. Check out this blog post for more information...
  • June 26, 2014 | 41 (# of comments)
    Fireworks Discovered by TSA OfficersI know my annual fireworks reminders sound a bit silly, but travelers really do continue to pack them. I guess it’s not too surprising when you think about it. Over 900 firearms (most of them loaded) have been...
  • June 24, 2014 | 57 (# of comments)
    Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts, including firearm frames and receivers, are prohibited in carry-on baggage. Scopes are permitted.Travelers such as target shooters, hunters, collectors, etc., need to travel with their firearms and can do so...
  • June 20, 2014 | 31 (# of comments)
    All discovered in one carry-on bag at IAH36 Firearms Discovered This Week - Of the 36 firearms, 33 were loaded and seven had rounds chambered. See more photos at the bottom of this post.Inert projectile in checked bag at CVG.Inert Ordnance and...
  • June 13, 2014 | 53 (# of comments)
    IED Training Kit (HNL)Inert Ordnance and Grenades etc. - We continue to find inert hand grenades and other weaponry on a weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited. When these...
  • June 12, 2014 | 20 (# of comments)
    Have questions about traveling with sporting equipment? Well, add a point to the scoreboard, because you’ve come to the right place.The list on the left contains items you can take on the plane in your carry-on bags. The list on the right contains...
  • June 06, 2014 | 52 (# of comments)
    One of the 18 firearms discovered on June 4th.This one was discovered at Memphis (MEM).Record Number of Firearms Discovered in One Day - On June 4, 18 firearms were discovered around the country in carry-on bags. That broke the previous record of 13...
  • June 06, 2014 | 10 (# of comments)
    Not Actual ItemsThere are stories circulating right now about something that’s not quite as newsworthy as it sounds. Two empty AK-47 magazines were discovered in a checked bag after TSA had screened that bag. That has led many to believe our...
  • May 30, 2014 | 77 (# of comments)
    Grenade (LAX)Grenade at LAX - A Mk 2 hand grenade was discovered in a carry-on bag at the Los Angeles (LAX) International Airport. The Terminal 1 checkpoint was closed while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team transported the grenade to an offsite...

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