|48 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 48 firearms discovered, 37 were loaded and 19 had a round chambered. The firearm pictured above was discovered in a carry-on bag at Sacramento (SMF).|
|An artfully concealed cane knife was discovered at Bradley (BDL).|
|Counterclockwise from top, the items pictured above were discovered at BDL, DEN, IWA, RIC, MCI, BUF, SLC, LAX, IAH, SMF and SFO.|
Ammunition – When packed properly, ammunition can be transported in your checked baggage, but it is never permissible to pack ammo in your carry-on bag.
|Clockwise from top left, the firearms pictured above were discovered in carry-on bags at CVG, SGF, HOU, ANC and ATL.|
|Clockwise from top left, the firearms pictured above were discovered in carry-on bags at PBI, ATL, ATL, BNA and FLL.|
Unfortunately these sorts of occurrences are all too frequent which is why we talk about these finds. Sure, it’s great to share the things that our officers are finding, but at the same time, each time we find a dangerous item, the line is slowed down and a passenger that likely had no ill intent ends up with a citation or in some cases is even arrested. The passenger can face a penalty as high as $11,000. This is a friendly reminder to please leave these items at home. Just because we find a prohibited item on an individual does not mean they had bad intentions; that's for the law enforcement officer to decide. In many cases, people simply forgot they had these items.
*In order to provide a timely weekly update, this data is compiled from a preliminary report. The year-end numbers will vary slightly from what is reported in the weekly updates. However, any monthly, midyear or end-of-year numbers TSA provides on this blog or elsewhere will be actual numbers and not estimates.
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