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Pennsylvania man arrested after TSA spots multiple handguns guns concealed in speaker case

Four guns with multiple boxes of ammunition uncovered inside checked baggage

Local Press Release
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The man, a resident of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, was ticketed to fly to Ghana. Instead, he was arrested by federal officials. 

“This is another fine example of the good work that our TSA officers perform regularly here at Kennedy International Airport,” said John Bambury, TSA’s federal security director for the airport. “Even though the traveler attempted to artfully conceal the weapons, a combination of our screening technology and staffing was able to uncover the weapons and alert federal law enforcement officials. It’s a testament to the efforts of the officers who uncovered this good catch.”

As a reminder, individuals who bring weapons to the airport are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement. In addition, TSA has the authority to access civil penalties of up to $13,000. The complete list of penalties is posted online.