More Ridiculous Things Passengers Tried to Slip by the TSA
One of the most entertaining Instagram accounts out there is maintained by Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which keeps a log of all the contraband it confiscates from passengers. They catch a lot of guns, ammunition, and knives, plus a whole bunch more.
In 2015, TSA officers screened 708,316,339 million passengers (over 1.9 million per day), which is almost 41 million more than in 2014. TSA also screened 1.6 billion carry-on bags, 432 million checked bags, and 12.9 million airport employees!
Here are some of the more interesting things they—fortunately—found.
#TSAGoodCatch – A training landmine was discovered during a checked bag search at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). If an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited. When these items are found at a checkpoint or in checked baggage, they can cause significant delays because the explosives detection professionals must respond to resolve the alarm. Even if they are novelty items, you are prohibited from bringing them on board the aircraft.