TSA releases top 10 list of ‘most unusual items’ found in passengers’ bags

(NEXSTAR) – Don’t attempt to fake such as you purchased that “meth-rrito” on the airport’s meals courtroom.

The Transportation Security Administration has launched its annual list of the “most unusual” issues confiscated at airport checkpoints, and 2021’s batch features a deodorant stick stuffed with bullets, a machete with a 16-inch blade, and the aforementioned “meth-rrito”: a breakfast burrito full of crystal meth.

But perhaps essentially the most unusual merchandise of all — at the least in accordance with the TSA — was the chainsaw {that a} traveler tried to convey by way of safety in New Orleans.

“Can’t stump us,” the TSA joked in a video posted to the company’s Twitter account.

The TSA’s full list of most unusual finds is as follows:

  1. Chainsaw, found at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  2. Wine-bottle holder made to resemble a cluster of revolvers, found at  Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
  3. ‘Assortment’ of fireworks and pyrotechnic devices, found at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)
  4. Machete*, found at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  5. Canister of bear spray, found at Destin-Fort-Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
  6. ‘Well-worn’ cleaver, found at Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
  7. Firearm hid in a belt buckle, found at Daniel Okay. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
  8. Crystal meth concealed in a breakfast burrito, found at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
  9. Long-barreled antique-style revolver, found at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  10. Bullets concealed in a deodorant stick, found at Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)

*The similar passenger tried to convey ammunition and a canister of butane gas, in accordance with the TSA.

The TSA releases its annual list of essentially the most unusual gadgets found or confiscated by its officers to make the general public conscious of what passengers can and can’t convey by way of U.S. safety checkpoints. The list additionally serves to focus on the work that TSA does to make sure the safety of U.S. passengers.

“They labored laborious to maintain vacationers secure as they returned to the skies,” TSA wrote of its officers’ efforts.

This yr’s list, in the meantime, may not even be as “unusual” as final yr’s. Among the prohibited gadgets found by TSA officers in 2020, one passenger tried to convey a dead baby shark floating in a chemical preservative.

More data on gadgets prohibited by the TSA will be found on the company’s official website.


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