Waffen-Funde beim Security-Check!
Sonntag, 29. Oktober 2017
Da freut man sich auf den wohl verdienten Urlaub und ist trotzdem wieder mal zu spät am Flughafen. Beim Check-In geht das lästige Warten dann los, aber erst bei den Sicherheitskontrollen wird es wirklich schlimm: Ja klar, wenn der Passagier vor einem 2 Papageien in Panzerband gewickelt hat und die mit in's Flugzeug nehmen will, ist das irgendwie auch nachvollziehbar.
Doch es ist nicht immer so harmlos. Leider versuchen dann und wann ein paar ganz Clevere auch Waffen durch die Sicherheitskontrollen zu schmuggeln und sind dabei sogar recht kreativ. Klingen, Schußwaffen und Handgranaten werden in speziell gefertigten Alltagsgegenständen versteckt und sind mit dem blossen Auge kaum aufzuspüren.
Ein Glück sind die Beamten am Flughafen mit modernster Technik ausgestattet und können die noch so absurdesten Geheimfächer und Verstecke entdecken. Wenn man seine Waffen legal anmeldet, kann man mit diesen auch ganz gesetzestreu reisen - es ist allerdings zu bezweifeln, dass die meisten dieser Straftäter überhaupt eine Waffe tragen dürfen.
One of the 68 firearms discovered in carry-on bags this week was a printed firearm. It was assembled with parts made from a 3D printer. While this was a realistic replica, it was loaded with live ammunition. This was a good catch by the TSA team at Reno (RNO). While firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags, you can pack them in your checked baggage, as long as you meet the packing guidelines: bit.ly/travelingwithfirearms. With that said, we strongly suggest making yourself familiar with local laws prior to flying with a printed firearm. #TSAGoodCatch
Brush and comb daggers are hairbrained items that will get you tangled up in the security line. All knives are not allowed in carry-on bags or on your person. Knives may be packed in checked luggage. Concealed knives such as this one can lead to fines and arrest. Left to right, these were discovered at BWI and IAH.
TSA procedures are developed and tweaked based on intelligence, and recent reports show that terrorists are still looking for ways to use laptop bombs. We’ve used the photo before in a previous Instagram post, but we wanted to share again as a reminder as to why we take a closer look at laptops and other electronics. Especially if they’ve been modified in any way. … This image is an inert replica of a laptop bomb. What looks like cereal in the baggie is actually inert dynamite flakes. The silver item in the middle of the baggie is the blasting cap, and the toggle switch is what completes the circuit and sets the bomb off.
This gives “protection” a whole new meaning. However, fines stink, and concealed items such as this knife in a deodorant container can lead to a fine and even an arrest. Don’t sweat it; just pack your knife in your checked bag. Also, stick deodorant (without a knife) is permitted in carry-on bags in any amount. It’s the liquid, gel and aerosol deodorant that must adhere to our liquid rules. This was discovered in a carry-on bag at the Bradley International Airport.
#TSATravelTips - Don’t pack your homemade replica suicide vest. The traveler who packed this vest in his checked bag at Richmond (RIC) stated it was a prop intended for use in a live-action role-playing game (LARP). TSA explosives experts raced to the checked baggage room and the airport police were called immediately. Fortunately, the explosives experts determined the vest posed no danger. It has yet to be determined if the officer who searched the bag needed a change of clothing.
Two pocket knives and a small amount of marijuana were discovered at the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA). They were found in a plastic bag and matchbox that had been wrapped in wire and sealed with duct tape and a glue gun. Our officers aren’t looking for drugs, but when they’re located next to prohibited items, it’s kind of hard to miss them.
#TBT August 2011 -- Two birds were discovered during a pat-down that was being administered due to bulky clothing at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). They were wrapped in socks and taped to the leg and chest of a woman who was traveling to China. @USFWS officers arrested the woman on suspicion of smuggling and exporting an endangered species out of the United States. #TSAGoodCatch